I can't stop the jade tree leaf drop! Help! (pictures inside)
Hi there. I have a nice little Jade tree that gave me no trouble for the first 3 months that I owned it. I kept it in a south facing window on the second floor and watered it sparingly, maybe once every 3 weeks.
Well, after about 3 or 4 months I started to notice some leaf drop: there were quite a few brown crinkly leaves showing up here and there and dropping down onto my carpet. After talking with a few different people, I realized that this was probably due to a lack of water, so I increased the water that I was giving the jade. A little less than 2 quarts every 2 or 3 weeks.
Now, however, the leaf drop has continued. The leaves become yellow and soft and the slightest touch sends them falling to the floor. I am just hopeless as to what to do here! It gets decent sunlight from the window (which is quite large), and I don't run the air conditioner in my apartment at all during the day, and in the evenings I don't let it get much cooler than 77 degrees.
I'm at a loss for what to do!! I don't want to lose this beautiful tree. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much! Pictures are below: