Peace lilies are a wonderful plant to add to your houseplant collection. With over 40 varieties available you are sure to find one you love. The Domino peace lily is a great houseplant. Read on to find out more about it.
Domino Peace lily (Spathiphylum Domino) is an attractive variegated Peace Lilly.
The beautiful glossy leaves of Domino are leathery and heavily textured with exciting mottled and patchy variegations.
I’ve had mine about a year now. It is one of my very favorite houseplants. It asks very little of me and offers lively color and verve to my home.
This elegant plant also flowers. In the growing season the domino constantly puts up pretty white lily shaped flowers on long spathes. Similarly to anthurium flowers. Peace lily flowers are white and add extra energy and beauty to your home.
All Peace Lilies are easy care. Variegated varieties do need more light than the solid green varieties in general.
Peace lilies are on our list of Best Plants for beginner plant parents. If you want to give your family and friends a plant that will flower and grow for them almost anywhere, This one is a great choice.
Variegated Peace Lilies:
There are several varieties of Variegated peace lilies. Some of them can be difficult to source. For the Silver stripe peace lily, Picasso variety, or the Sensation look to Etsy for shops that sell them.
MANY other peace lilies are available locally. They are a popular indoor plant. But the variegated Peace lilies are definitely harder to come by in your local garden shops.
The Domino is very easy to find on Etsy. Look for shops with high ratings and testimonials from shoppers.
Domino Peace Lily:
I found my Domino in a local plant nursery. Of all the variegated varieties this one may be easiest for you to buy locally and avoid shipping hazards. This is especially convenient in the cold winter months.
The Domino is a striking plant. The leaves are long and narrow. The variegations are splashed wildly over the plant. The white patches are in different sizes and brightnesses.
Half moon leaves, mottled sections and bright patches all combine on the Domino. The Domino variety provides a lovely focal point in your home.
Peace lilies are also on our list of best plants for filtering your home’s air.
But keep them away from pets and small children. Peace lilies are toxic and should not be ingested.
Domino Peace lily Care:
Kayti shows you how to rehab a six year old peace lily in the video below. That poor plant has been sorely neglected. This is how she revives it. Best NOT to take plant neglect to this point.
But the plant has healthy roots and will revive quite well. She also divides the Peace lily since It is root bound and has not been divided in six years.
Naughty Kayti. Watch her save her Peace lily!
Like All Peace Lilies, The Domino is pretty rugged.
If you have never owned a Peace lily this is a great one to buy. It’s very hardy, flowers reliably and is not fussy overly much about the type of water and soil it grows in.
With minimal care you can be a successful plant parent with this one.
The leaves are tough so if they get brushed past occasionally they will tolerate some manhandling without getting brown leaf damage.
If you love the textured glossy leaves and wonderfully interesting color changes on the Domino I highly recommend it!
The one thing not to do to your Peace Lily:
Do NOT overwater your Domino or any peace lily. Constant overwatering will stress your Peace lily. It can withstand some overwatering. However, a constantly stressed plant is not happy.
Yellowing leaves usually indicate a overwatering, poor soil, or a plant infestation. It can also mean insufficient light or a PH problem in your water or soil. Overwatering will saturate plant roots and starve them of oxygen. Root rot will surely follow.
Overwatering is the usual cause of yellowing leaves. I’m a helicopter plant mama. Overwatering is my biggest weakness.
I finally bought an inexpensive plant moisture meter. I use it religiously and wait until the meter reads dry before I water my Domino. My Domino is much happier now.
Peace lilies do love humidity. They do well with pebble trays under them. But keep the soil almost dry.
Read our printable plant care guide below for more information on keeping your Domino peace lily happy.
- Peace lilies are aroids and require a light soil.
- A mix of potting soil and perlite will keep the roots happiest.
- Our mix for this pothos is 40 % potting mix to 60% perlite.
- A heavy soil potting mix is not recommended for aroids.
Pot Size and repotting:
- Peace lilies can be grown in relatively small pots since they are fairly slow growers and enjoy being somewhat root bound.
- Any well draining pot can be used. It MUST have drainage.
- Repot every second year or when roots come out the drainage holes on the pot bottom To the next pot size up.
- Propagation is best during repotting. See propagation section below.
- All Peace lilies enjoy indirect or dappled light. They will tolerate lower indirect light. but they will grow more slowly and may not re-flower.
- Variegated peace lilies need bright indirect light to show variegation. In low light the plant may revert to green leaves to save it'self. If this happens it may never show variegations again.
- Flowering requires moderate light.
- Peace lilies cannot stand strong hot direct light. The leaves will burn and the plant will suffer.
Peace lily Watering:
- Use filtered water or let your tap water sit at least 24 hours to neutralize harmful chemicals before watering your plants.
- Water your Spathiphyllums when the soil is dry down an inch or so. Aroids do not like to be overly wet.
- Watering is best done on a regular schedule (try weekly) so the plant is not over or under watered. Both can cause stress on the plant.
- This tropical plant enjoys humidity. In dry climates peace lilies will thrive with a humidifier nearby. Or put it in your kitchen or bathroom if you have adequate light and floor space.
- In a dry climate frequent misting will help.
- In dormant winter months reduce watering as the plant will not need as much.
- Never let this plant get wet feet. If the soil is compacted the bottom of the soil can remain wet. This encourages root rot.
- If you see yellow leaves or fungus gnats on your peace lily you are probably overwatering or the soil is too heavy.
- If the tips of the leaves turn brown suspect Under watering. Or too dry air.
How to Fertilize:
- Apply a good quality fertilizer (linked in materials) monthly through Spring and summer.
- Decrease feedings by late Fall and allow peace lilies to rest through the winter months.
- Look for brown spots on the leaves of your plants. This may indicate an over concentration of salts in the roots from over feeding. It can burn the leaves.
- Keep peace lilies at a low of 65 Degrees F. to upward of 85 Degrees F. It enjoys warmth and humidity.
Encouraging Peace Lily Flowers
- Peace lilies that are happy bloom twice a year.
- Attempt to mimic their natural conditions as described in this care guide for best flowering conditions.
- Reluctant healthy Peace lilies may be encouraged to grow flowers if they get increased lighting or warmth.
- Peace lilies are not overly delicate. However all plants can get attacked by pests.
- Stress by longterm overwatering, poor light, extreme temperatures and soil conditions are contributors to plant stress. And makes them more susceptible to pest damage.
- Spider mites, mealy bugs, scale, thrips and whitefly are the most common houseplant pests you will see.
- Read our post on How to get rid of aphids and other pests with our homemade pesticide soap recipe or neems oil.
- To minimize the possibility of pests be sure to check all nursery plants before bringing them home.
- Quarantine all new plants until you are sure no pests live in them.
Peace Lily Propagation:
- Propagation is easily done through root division.
- If your peace lily is ready to repot look down into the soil base and see small spaces between clumps of stems.
- Peace lilies grow by rhizomes. Cut between the clumps through the rhizomes.
- Plant each clump gently and firmly into a separate pot with proper soil mix.
- Make sure to keep the soil moist until the roots begin to set into the soil.
Peace lilies are easy care. With the proper conditions and just a little bit of attention these plants will give you many years of vibrant flowering greenery in your home.
Signs that your peace lily is not happy:
Your peace lily drooping-inconsistent watering either over watering or under watering can cause this.
If your Peace lily has yellowing leaves suspect over watering.
If a peace lily has brown tips on its leaves the air is too dry. misting and a humidifier are needed.
Leaves burned and/or peace lily wilting-probably in a too hot direct light. Remove to moderate indirect light.