The Hawaiian Schefflera “Gold Capella” is a bushy, upright houseplant with masses of small, shiny, leathery, green and gold patterned leaves. The schefflera plant originally came from Taiwan and, when grown as an outdoor plant, even flowers. These plants can be tall impressive trees, bushy floor plants, small table plants, or even be small enough to be used in a dish garden. A Hawaiian Schefflera is a bushy, upright houseplant with masses of small, shiny, leathery leaves. The original Hawaiian Schefflera has solid green leaves; the Hawaiian Schefflera “Gold Capella” has gold and green leaves; and the Hawaiian Schefflera “Tribute” has white and green leaves. All schefflera plants, also called arboricolas, are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants. Hawaiian Schefflera plants are great table or floor plants for home or office, and they are also excellent plants if you want to try your hand at creating a bonsai plant.
The leaves on a Hawaiian Schefflera turn black and die and green leaves fall off when the plant is over-watered. You should also check to be sure there are no pests such as Mealy Bugs, Aphids, or spider mites feeding on the new growth.
Solid green Scheffleras do very well under those conditions, although the new leaves may be smaller and the plant a little less bushy than if it were in better light. The Capella variety needs more light to maintain the yellow coloring in the leaves.
The leaves of your Hawaiian Schefflera are losing their color and the webs on the plant are both caused by the plant pest spider mite. Spray with the “ green solution” every 10 days for at least a month.
Your Hawaiian Schefflera isn’t getting enough light to sustain the variegated leaves so the new leaves all come in green. Move your plant to a brighter location if you want it to produce yellow leaves again.
Scheffleras, both Hawaiian Scheffleras and Umbrella plant Scheffleras, develop yellow leaves when they do not get enough water.