I recently bought a Chinese pepper tree/Zanthoxylum and it seems to be growing quite healthily.
It's got lots of new growth and has shot up quite a lot, I will try to add a picture if needed but my Camera isn't working at the moment.
I've been watering it fairly often, keeping the soil dark rather than dry and avoiding watering it too much.
It's leaves and some of the branches seem very... weak though. They are dropping off at the rate of 3-4 a day and whilst it's a fairly large and robust looking tree it's getting a little concerning.
It's one or two individual leaves and then maybe a small frond and I intentionally poked one to see if it would fall away, it did :l
It doesn't seem normal for a tree to be losing leaves in spring...
It could be people in my house brushing against it and knocking them off during the day but it doesn't seem too likely since it's on a windowsill.
It's facing south-west and gets a good amount of indirect sunlight, the last tree I had died after a particularly hot summer on the west facing window so I learnt the hard way on that.
I haven't started pruning it either as I wanted to be sure I didn't mess anything up.
I'm also giving it some plant food now and then, diluted appropriately of course.
Anyone have any suggestions?