Peace lilies are one of the most popular houseplants available. They’re easy to care for, lovely to look at and don’t require much maintenance. Plus, this resilient houseplant can tolerate low light and only needs to be watered once a week.
With its elegant blooms and lush green leaves, the peace lily adds a touch of elegance to any room. But did you know there are heaps of peace lily varieties all over the world?
How to Identify a Peace Lily Plant
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) are fairly easy to identify, as they have several distinct characteristics that set them apart from other plants. They can be categorised according to size, foliage and where you grow them.
While commonly grown as houseplants, some species can tower up to 183cm if planted outdoors. Here are some key features to look for when identifying a peace lily.
Peace lilies have long leaves that grow from a central rosette. Some peace lily varieties have oval leaves, and others produce lance-shaped leaves. These plants typically have glossy and dark green leaves, which may have a slight sheen.
Peace lilies bear white flowers that are spoon-shaped and arranged on tall, thin stems. The flowers are typically surrounded by a white petal-like bract that resembles a traditional flower.
Peace lilies can vary in size depending on the variety, but they typically grow to be about 30-60cm tall and wide. Some cultivars can grow up to 180cm tall and still be kept indoors.
Peace lilies are typically indoor houseplants, although they can also be grown outdoors in tropical climates. They prefer warm, humid conditions and moist, well-draining soil.
Peace lilies are relatively low maintenance. They need moderate watering and indirect sunlight. But they are sensitive to cold temperatures and should be kept in a warm, draft-free location.
List of Peace Lily Varieties
- Power Petite Peace Lily
- Wallisii Peace Lily
- Piccolino Peace Lily
- Little Angel Peace Lily
- Snowflower Peace Lily
- Mauna Loa Supreme Peace Lily
- Domino Peace Lily
- Cupido Peace Lily
- Sensation Peace Lily
- Bongo Bongo Peace Lily
- White Stripe Peace Lily
- Picasso Peace Lily
- Jetty Peace Lily
- Allison Peace Lily
Small Peace Lily Varieties
Small peace lilies are great for gardeners who want to make a bold statement in a small space.
Whether planted in flowerbeds or as houseplants, these resilient plants add eye-catching touches of creamy white or pink to any setting.
They can reach up to 60cm in height and bloom throughout the summer and into autumn. Their glossy, deep green foliage gives your home an evergreen look year-round.
Power Petite Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Power Petite’)
The Power Petite Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Power Petite’) is a small and compact variety of peace lily that is popular for its beautiful foliage and easy care requirements. It prefers moderate to indirect sunlight and thrives in warm and humid conditions.
This miniature version of the popular houseplant has dark green leaves that are oval-shaped and shiny. The leaves grow in a dense, clumping habit that can reach up to 30cm in height and spread up to 25cm in width.
Plus, the Power Petite Peace Lily produces small white flowers that bloom throughout the year.
Wallisii Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
The Wallisii Peace Lily is a beautiful flower native to Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It has a large white bloom with a yellow centre that exudes a sweet scent. It is a compact evergreen plant that typically grows up to 40cm in height and spreads up to 45cm inches in width.
This lily takes its name from the French botanist Joseph Wallis, who discovered it in the early 1800s.
The Wallisii Peace Lily thrives on indirect sunlight and humid environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. It is a tropical perennial that grows best in moist soil and warm temperatures. While it can tolerate some direct sun, too much can cause the leaves to brown.
Piccolino Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Piccolino’)
The Piccolino Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum ‘Piccolino’, is a dwarf variety of the popular tropical houseplant. This cultivar features lush dark green leaves that grow up to 20cm long and 10cm wide, with petite white flowers blooming year-round.
It is known for its dark green foliage and bright white blooms. When in bloom, the Piccolino Peace Lily produces delicate white flowers that make a stunning statement in any setting.
It requires little maintenance, needing only occasional waterings and light pruning to keep it looking its best.
Little Angel Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Little Angel’)
The Little Angel Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Little Angel’) is a compact variety of peace lily that is known for its delicate and attractive appearance. This peace lily features variegated foliage with white and green leaves that grow up to 15cm long and 5cm wide.
It produces petite white flowers that bloom all year round, making it an ideal indoor plant, even for small homes. Like other peace lilies, the Little Angel prefers moderate to indirect bright light and grows best in warm and humid conditions.
Snowflower Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum floribundum)
The Snowflower Peace Lily (sometimes spelt “snow flower”) is an attractive, low-maintenance houseplant. It has glossy green leaves and white flowers, which bloom during summer. The leaves are oval and can grow up to 25cm tall and 12cm wide.
This perennial plant can tolerate various conditions, thriving in indirect bright light and moist soil. The snow flower is also known for improving humidity levels, making it a great addition to homes or offices with dry air.
Medium Peace Lily Plants
Medium peace lily plants are popular among indoor gardeners because of their manageable size and elegant appearance.
These plants can grow up to 90cm in height and spread up to 60cm in width, making them an excellent choice for tabletops, shelves and brightening corners of a room.
Mauna Loa Supreme Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa Supreme’)
The Mauna Loa Supreme Peace Lily is a hybrid variety of the Spathiphyllum family, known for its large white flowers. It’s native to Central and South America and can be easily recognised by its broad, glossy foliage.
With its slow-growing habit, the Mauna Loa’s rich green leaves can grow up to 90cm in height and spread up to 60cm in width. Its namesake comes from the mountain range on the island of Hawaii — which only adds to its exotic charm.
Domino Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Domino’)
The Domino Peace Lily is characterised by its dark green leaves with white speckles or spots, giving it a distinctive appearance. It can grow up to 90cm in height, and its leaves can spread up to 60cm in width, making it an excellent choice for larger indoor spaces.
This plant produces delicate white blooms throughout the year. The Domino’s flowers are shaped like a pointed cone and can reach up to 15cm in length.
Cupido Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum)
The Cupido Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum) is an eye-catching addition to any home. It has glossy, dark green leaves that are lance-shaped and can grow up to 15cm long.
It is a low-maintenance peace lily that can thrive in almost any environment, preferring indirect sunlight but can also take some direct sun. The Cupido Peace Lily grows up to 60cm tall and wide and bears pure white blooms throughout the year.
Large or Giant Peace Lily Varieties
Gardeners wanting a showstopper or statement plant should consider large or giant peace lily varieties.
These giant peace lilies typically grow anywhere from 60cm to 120cm tall, with their foliage ranging from rich green to grey-green. They are low maintenance and will produce white spathes up to 15cm wide throughout the year if you give them the right environment.
Sensation Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Sensation’)
The Sensation Peace Lily, also known as Spathiphyllum Sensation, is a spectacular large peace lily variety that can grow up to 180cm tall.
Its lush, dark green foliage is complemented by large, showy white flowers reaching up to 38cm in length. The flowers emerge on tall stalks above the foliage and are known for their long-lasting blooms.
This tropical plant is a great choice for larger rooms and shaded patios, as its impressive size and striking appearance can make a bold statement in any space. The Sensation requires bright, indirect light and well-draining soil and can benefit from occasional fertilisation during the growing season.
Bongo Bongo Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Bongo Bongo’)
The Bongo Bongo Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Bongo Bongo’) is a large peace lily that is prized for its unique and exotic appearance. This plant can grow up to 120cm tall and produce large, dark green leaves with striking white veins.
This peace lily plant produces white flowers slightly smaller than those of other varieties of peace lily, but they are still lovely and long-lasting. It requires indirect bright light and consistent watering to thrive.
Special Peace Lily Varieties
Other than the more well-known peace lily varieties, many other types of Spathiphyllum plants offer unique and distinctive features. From rare and exotic species to colourful hybrids, these cultivars can add a touch of diversity and interest to your plant collection.
White Stripe Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘White Stripe’)
The White Stripe Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘White Stripe’) is a unique and striking variety of Peace Lily that is known for its glossy green leaves with prominent white veins. It produces petite white flowers that bloom throughout the year.
This peace lily is a slow-growing plant that reaches up to 60cm in height and spreads up to 60cm in width. Just like any common peace lily, it prefers moderate to bright, indirect light and thrives in humid conditions.
Picasso Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Picasso’)
With its unique appearance and easy care requirements, the Picasso Peace Lily has become a popular choice among indoor plant enthusiasts.
Like other peace lily varieties, the Picasso requires moderate to bright, indirect light and thrives in warm and humid conditions. It also produces beautiful white flowers that bloom throughout the year.
The Picasso Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Picasso’) is an elegant and rare variety of Peace Lily known for its distinct, attractive foliage. This variety features large green leaves with bold white stripes that create a striking contrast and give the plant a unique appearance.
Jetty Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Jetty’)
The Jetty Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Jetty’) boasts glossy, deep green leaves and elegant white bracts that can last for weeks, making it a striking addition to any indoor space.
This evergreen perennial is known for its ability to thrive in challenging environments, making it a low-maintenance choice for busy plant parents.
With minimal care requirements, the Jetty Peace Lily only needs a small amount of water once a week to maintain its vibrant and beautiful appearance. It also has a wide range of lighting tolerance, making it suitable for even the darkest rooms or sheltered patios.
Allison Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum ‘Allison’)
The Allison Peace Lily is a hybrid variety known for its large, dark green leaves and elegant white bracts that bloom on tall, strong stems. This peace lily also has a longer blooming period than other peace lilies, with its beautiful white flowers lasting for weeks.
It is an adaptable plant that can thrive in a wide range of lighting conditions and only requires moderate watering to keep it healthy and happy. The Allison Peace Lily’s flowers resemble calla lilies, donning a creamy white hood-like bract.
FAQs about Peace Lily Varieties
Which is the best indoor peace lily?
When choosing a peace lily, you need to consider factors such as the lighting conditions in your home, the size of the plant and its care requirements. The best one for you may depend on your specific needs and preferences.
However, some popular choices for indoor peace lilies include the Wallisii Peace Lily, Power Petite Peace Lily and Mauna Loa Peace Lily.
What does variegated foliage mean?
Variegated foliage is a term used to describe peace lily plant leaves with more than one colour or shade. Typically, the foliage will have a primary colour, such as green, and a secondary colour, such as white or yellow. The secondary colour may appear as stripes, spots, or patches on the leaves, giving them a unique and eye-catching appearance.
Peace Lilies can Grow in Any Home
Remember, you don’t have to be an expert gardener to grow peace lilies. With a little research and some basic care, anyone can enjoy the benefits of having a peace lily in their home.
However, if you need help caring for your peace lily, contact a professional gardening service for help. They can guide and help you create the perfect environment for your plant to flourish.