"With pellucid studs the Ice-flower gems His rimy foliage, and his candied stems."

M. cordifolium. - Common Ice Plant. - This is a singular tender annual plant, with thick, fleshy leaves, that have the appearance of being covered with crystals of ice. It succeeds well in the open border, when forwarded in small pots, in light sandy soil, in a hot-bed. When the young seedlings have obtained sufficient size, they should be shifted into larger pots, in the same kind of soil in which the seeds were sown. They may be grown in pots, or turned out in the open ground in June. The plants are highly ornamental, and contrast well with other annuals. There is not much beauty in the flowers.