Shocked Jade Plant? :(
I have a large Jade plant (about 24 inches in diameter and 30 inches tall) that is a child of an original cutting given to me by a philosophy professor at Columbia University in the mid 70s. So, it is very special to me! His office was filled with jade plants, BTW.
This cutting has been doing quite well--glossy leaves and the shape, which I have been working on, is quite lovely. It lives in front of a set of sliders facing south, but there is a screened porch that affects the amount of sun. It is on a small raised platform that sits over a forced air vent. This seems to agree with it in winter, since it keeps the soil warm but the warm air is channeled out the sides of the platform and not straight up into the plant.
One night this week, when it ended up going down to -1F, I covered it, as I have in the past, with a very light, loose weave baby blanket on the side facing the slider. I usually also pull it back a foot or so from the slider, but did not because my back was hurting.
The next morning, I removed the blanket and the whole plant had flopped toward the window. From what I have been reading, I may have made things worse by watering it thoroughly that evening.
Is there anything I can do to get it to be upright again, or should I simply cut away all the branches with foliage and start again? (Eek!)