This genus can be a bit finicky sometimes with South Florida's rocky soil. If you are fortunate to have sandy soil, amendments can be added with success. This Calptrocaylx spicatus has suffered through the last two winters but has rebounded. This is the tallest growing species in the Calyptrocaylx genus. Planted as a one gallon plant 5 years ago. It flushes a salmon to pinkish colored new leaf which lasts about 3 - 7 days.