My Spatterdock came from Florida and I'm not sure what kind it is. It's not a Cape Fear Spatterdock, I had one of those for a while and it didn't make it. The Cape Fear also has larger longer leaves. I think it's just too hot her for them. The Spatterdock pictured has been in the tank for over a year but doesn't grow too much, it's my understanding that they stay small until they decide to bloom, then send large leaves out to the water surface. It could be that this plant just doesn't care much for my tank either.