I purchased this at the Mesemb event last year and it was already in leaf and eventually flowered. The growing instructions were to treat it like Conophytums so I gave some water towards the end of August without any result but after a further watering early in September I could not resist a peek and was pleased to find a small shoot.
Two weeks later and the leaves are developing.
One week later I think a bud is forming.
After two more weeks
Two weeks later. Close up of bud and leaves.
End of October and the bud is starting to open.
Start of November.
Middle of November.
End of November.
Start of December.