I was told when I bought it that the leaves would drop. I bought it 2 months ago so how long will I have to put up with this? Lighting is eastern exposure. The person at the nursery said to water 1/2 gallon once a week. Does this sound correct. When I water it, water begins to seep out of the bottom after about only 1/4 gallon. Does that mean 1/2 gallon is too much? Would it be wrong to water 1/4 gallon twice a week? How much is the leaf drop related to watering? Is anyone thinking silk?