A near death experience: Conclusion

@TheHorse (48813)
Pleasant Hill, California
November 24, 2015 8:17pm CST
Almost exactly two years ago, a surprise week-long cold snap here almost took my beloved jade plant from me. I wrote about it four or so posts back. But I found a new green sprig near the bottom trying to poke through, and decided not to toss then thing in the dumpster. I clipped off all of the dead parts and left the little spring, and two small shoots that looked like they might have life to them. Within a week, I could tell the plant was going to survive. The little sprig turned into a shoot and started generating leaves. New leaves and branches sprung up from the two small shoots that I didn't clip off. I have some transitional photos from near the end of 2013, but I'll attach a photo I just took tonight. I brought the plant in for the evening, as they're predicting lows in the upper 20s tonight. I don't want to make the same mistake twice. Never give up!
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@JudyEv (90256)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov 15
It looks wonderfully healthy now. My mum often said many plants would recover once but not twice. I suppose it depends how bad the setback is.
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@TheHorse (48813)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Nov 15
Ah, interesting. Hopefully I won't have to test her statement.
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@JudyEv (90256)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov 15
@TheHorse I think jade plants will strike from a leaf won't they? So the saying wouldn't apply to them.
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@TheHorse (48813)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Nov 15
@JudyEv Yes, they're pretty hardy. To some, they're invasive. I planted some sprigs in our garden at work this past Spring, and they didn't survive the drought and ground squirrels. But the ones on my balcony are doing fine.
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
26 Nov 15
What every caring gardener should know: It's "shoot" not "chute." A chute is what you send your garbage down in an apartment house. Poor thing. Daddy didn't mean it. And next time there is a freeze, you tell him that you want a warm bed with fresh sheets. : )
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@TheHorse (48813)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Nov 15
@ThankyouLord This one has forgiven me. Right now, I babying it as thanks. It's inside. The low last night was around 30. I don't want to freeze this one again.
@vandana7 (55373)
• India
27 Nov 15
Very nice. When I was young I'd read a story of plants turning into fairies. Hope this one does. :)
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@TheHorse (48813)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Nov 15
To me, this one is a bit of an angel. I harvested the sprig that turned into my jade plant in Oakland, where I worked for fifteen years. The plant reminds me of the good work I did there.
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@LadyDuck (109412)
• Switzerland
25 Nov 15
Your jade plant looks wonderful. I moved everything inside last afternoon when I checked the weather forecast. I would say just in time because the temperature dropped last night.
@TheHorse (48813)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Nov 15
Good move. I Just checked. It's 38 (F) right now and the low last night was 34. But I'm still glad I brought it in.
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@LadyDuck (109412)
• Switzerland
25 Nov 15
@TheHorse It's 32 right now, it was 29 this morning. Today is my Bank that is frozen it did not move a cent from this morning.
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@TheHorse (48813)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Nov 15
@LadyDuck Yeah, I just did a post about that. Apparently it's site-wide and they're working on it. It's up to the 40s here now outside. Maybe I'll give my jade plant a little sun, but I have to remember to bring it back inside tonight. I can tell its going to be even colder than last night.
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@GardenGerty (87808)
• Marion, Kansas
21 May 16
I have had houseplants do that to me. Glad you still have your jade friend.
@bagarad (7656)
• Paso Robles, California
1 Dec 15
I'm glad it not only survived, but grew up. It looks great. I need to get one of those, but I guess I'd better keep it in a pot, since it sometimes gets into the 20's here. Once it got down to 12 F and killed the gazanias and even some shrubs.