Nowadays “Gold Capella” is a very popular house plant. It belongs to the species Schefflera arboricola and is also known as “Starleaf” or “Umbrella Tree”. The schefflera belong to the family of Araliaceae.
Naturally, this plant grows in the temperate forests of the Taiwanese mountains, so it can withstand low temperatures. Especially in the winter, this plant may be placed in cool spaces. However, “Gold Capella” likes a humid environment, so it has to be placed in a moist soil. Take care that soil doesn’t become too wet, otherwise the roots might rot. During summertime, the plant may be placed outside.
“Gold Capella” is characterised by yellowish spots on de lowest parts of its hand-shaped leaves. In contrast with its close relative “Compacta”, “Gold Capella” needs plenty of light (but not very strong sunlight), especially when it hasn’t much leaf-green.Care
Semi-shade, no direct sunlight.
Ideal temperature 16 to 18 degrees Celsius, 12 to 16 degrees Celsius during the winter, no temperatures below 12 degrees Celsius
Avoid draughts.
Keep the soil moist, give water twice a week.
Sprinkle the plant with water regularly.
During growth, fertilize slightly every fortnight, fertilize once every two months during the winter.Our assortment
We grow Schefflera arboricola “Gold Capella” with mosspoles of 80, 120 and 150 cm. in a 19, 24 and 27cm. pot.