AACH! Adenium shock! Plants Are The Strangest People (blog see link below) opined in a 2008 Wizard of Oz plant analogy thread that the plant best representing the Cowardly Lion is the Adenium obesum. The reason for this dubious designation is the annoying habit adeniums have of dropping leaves for apparently any reason: a mighty wind...a change in position......a dirty look. In my case, repotting as well. I hope this is just shock and not something more sinister like caudex or root rot. Gross. Did you know that some of the fungi that rot out your plants can actually kill you? It's true, although you won't get infected unless your immune system gives out. So treat yourself right or your roots could rot.