Are you terrified of snakes? Are you looking for plants that repel snakes? This is a list of the top 9 plants that are said to repel those slithery serpents!
Plants That Repel Snakes
As a disclosure, I’d like to say that these plants have not been scientifically proven to repel snakes. However, they have been traditionally used for many years by gardeners as well as in countries full of lots of dangerous snakes to keep these slithery creatures away. So while they can not be proven to work, there are many many people around the world that swear by them.
Before we go over how to repel snakes, I want to first state that certain snakes can actually be beneficial to have around. First of all, snakes eat mice and rats, which is definitely a plus. Also, certain snakes like the common black snake is said to help keep away poisonous snakes. However, even though my husband points these things out regularly to me, I still have an extreme fear of all snakes! Just seeing a snake will send me into a panic! If this is you, then this post is for you;) Here are 9 plants to help repel snakes!
This plant is a plant commonly used in landscaping that is said to repel snakes. The difference between this plant and most snake repellent plants is that the snakes are not repelled by the scent of this plant. Instead they are motivated to stay away from it's sharp edges.
The scientific name of this plant is Tulbaghia Violacea, but growing up we knew it as Society Garlic. And trust me, that is a very accurate name! This plant has a very pungent garlic scent. If you touch it, the smell will stay on your hands or clothes. My mother kept this plant in our flower beds when I was a child and the smell immediately takes me back to that time. What I didn't know as a child is that snakes greatly dislike the strong scent of these plants! Definitely a good thing in my book;) Plus these plants have lots of pretty purple flowers as well!
Wormwood is another herb that is unappealing to snakes. Plant this in your garden to keep them away!
And those are 9 plants that repel snakes!
I would encourage you to include as many plants from this list as possible into your landscaping or garden to have a stronger snake repelling effect. Plus why not, they are all such attractive plants that will help to brighten your yard!
Hi I'm Meghan, a homeschooling mother of 4 living on a homestead in southwest Florida with my family, goats, chickens, guineas and dog:) I strive to live a healthy, self sufficient lifestyle and I love to share that passion with others!