The former Aloinopsis orpenii, now Prepodesma orpenii, has spent a long, cold winter in my over-wintering heated frames. The electric heaters did their job and kept the minimum temperature in the 40-43 F. ( 4.5-6.0 C) range, but because of the consistently cold weather, I was unable to open the frames on a regular basis and all the plants received very little water and spent a very dry winter. Most cacti, and other succulents handle, maybe even prefer, a dry winter, but small plants, and winter flowering plants, need a little water over the winter. I usually give Prepodesma orpenii some water beginning in mid to late February, but this year that was not possible. Nevertheless, it has come through the winter ok, and is now budding up and preparing to flower. These little mesembs are tough indeed.