This is a diminutive palm that needs a intimate shady area in a Florida landscape. This is a very slow growing species, the palm pictured was planted 2006 from a one gallon container. A rainforest palm from New Caledonia, it can not take Florida's harsh sun and needs cooling shade protection from our oppressive Summer heat. It reportedly takes 30 F with little damage if no frost forms. New leaves flush from pink to deep crimson hues as the spear leaf opens. This typically only occurs 2-3 times a year for me. It is a nice happening in my garden as the new leaves hold this color 3-4 weeks, slowing greening up. Heavy mulching is recommended to add organic materials to Florida soils. Its rainforest natural habitat makes this palm not very drought tolerant, but needs good drainage. This palm would also be a great candidate for container culture on a shaded patio.