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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!

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.

9 Plants That Repel Snakes

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!
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French Marigold Sparky Mix Seeds, Over 5,000 Seeds by Seeds2Go

French Marigold Sparky Mix Seeds, Over 5,000 Seeds by Seeds2Go

Marigolds are said to be a plant that snakes do not like. The scent is something that drives them away. Plus they have such pretty flowers!

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Burpee Lemongrass Cymbopogon Citratus | 10 Multi-Seed Pellets

Burpee Lemongrass Cymbopogon Citratus | 10 Multi-Seed Pellets

Lemongrass is another plant that is said to repel snakes. The scent of lemongrass is one that many insects and pests do not like.

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AMERICAN PLANT EXCHANGE Sansevieria Trifasciata Snake Laurentii Live Plant, 6" Pot, Indoor Air Purifier

AMERICAN PLANT EXCHANGE Sansevieria Trifasciata Snake Laurentii Live Plant, 6" Pot, Indoor Air Purifier

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.

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Andrographis Seeds (Andrographis paniculata) 100+ Rare Medicinal Herb Seeds

Andrographis Seeds (Andrographis paniculata) 100+ Rare Medicinal Herb Seeds

This plant is native to India and Sri Lanka. It is said to be used in these countries to help repel snakes with success.

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Buttercup TURNERA ULMIFOLIA - 2 Live Plants - 3.25" Pot

Buttercup TURNERA ULMIFOLIA - 2 Live Plants - 3.25" Pot

The Turnera Ulmifolia, also known as Yellow Alder, is also said to be a snake repellent plant. Plus it has a beautiful yellow bloom!

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20 Society Garlic Seeds - Tulbaghia Violacea - both ornamental and kitchen Herb

20 Society Garlic Seeds - Tulbaghia Violacea - both ornamental and kitchen Herb

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!

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Wormwood Seed Duo, (2 Individual Seed Packets) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs

Wormwood Seed Duo, (2 Individual Seed Packets) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs

Mugwort is another plant that is commonly used to repel snakes. Add it to your garden to keep away the creepy crawly pests!

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100 Pas/Bag 100% Natural Rauvolfia Serpentina Seeds Plants Herbs Seed Bonsai Pot Garden

100 Pas/Bag 100% Natural Rauvolfia Serpentina Seeds Plants Herbs Seed Bonsai Pot Garden

Rauvolfia serpentina is also known as Indian Snakeroot. It is native to India and East Asia and is said to have been traditionally used to repel snakes.

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Seed Needs, Wormwood Herb (Artemisia Absinthium) Twin Pack of 500 Seeds Each Non-GMO

Seed Needs, Wormwood Herb (Artemisia Absinthium) Twin Pack of 500 Seeds Each Non-GMO

Wormwood is another herb that is unappealing to snakes. Plant this in your garden to keep them away!

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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!

Also if you are looking for more bug and pest repelling plants, then be sure to check out 13 Plants to Repel Mosquitoes, 9 Plants to Repel Flies, and 7 Plants That Repel Spiders! Include those plants as well in your yard for a bug free paradise!

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