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Lithops (Living Stone) query

I have a living stone, and have had it for many years now. However, As far as I'm aware they are supposed to grow and spread over a pot (hence why they should be kept in shallow dish containers).

My problem: my lithops has never spread!

It flowers freely every year and new 'leaves' grow up from inside. However, only 1 pair of 'leaves' is ever present.

I water it by giving it a thorough soaking and letting it dry out (advice from the houseplant expert book). I water it less in winter, if at all.

What am I missing here? Can anyone shed any light on my my lithops does not spread and grow?

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Location: Pacific Palisades-CA

Some varieties clump (spread) and some don't. If yours is healthy enough to flower and produce new leaves as the old pair dies then your's doesn't spread.

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