I'm going to repeat myself but these helmutii are my constant source of joy. :) They've been blooming like crazy last year. This year the situation seemed to be different. After all the bugs, aggressive root-washing, transplanting I didn't expect them to flower and stopped watering sometime in September. Now, two months later, they look like typical winter-lithops, wrinkly and slowly growing new leaves inside. Or so I thought. Instead they've decided to surprise me! At least three out of five heads are pushing flowers right now. And the flower on the four-headed one is about to open any day now.
Bought them 2010 in Japan because of the unusual beige coloring and spotted pattern for a helmutii.