› I received a jade plant about 15 years ago, and it has gotten quite large. It’s started dropping leaves— as much as a handful a day. We’ve tried fertilizing with Epsom salts and giving it more light, but nothing has worked. What can we do to save it? —JOE
» Jade plant is a succulent that stores water in its foliage. Dropping leaves mean that it’s getting too much water. You need to allow the soil to go dry in between waterings. Don’t fertilize in winter—plants go dormant then and don’t need the nutrients.