Mesembryanthemums are a group of flowering succulents. Their fleshy leaves, unique shapes and colours, and low maintenance requirements make them a great choice for gardens and containers. They are considered succulents because of their fleshy leaves that hold a lot of water, like cactus. They are also called ice plants because the leaves in this particular genus are often shiny and glistening, like ice. Not only do the Mesembryanthemums have interesting and attractive foliage, they also have pretty flowers. In spring or summer, they will bloom with colourful, daisy-like flowers in red, yellow, white, pink, and other colours. Mesembryanthemum flowers can be clustered or single and tend to be long lasting.