Plants that repels snakes from your garden
These plants have bitter tastes and strong smells that cause discomfort and disorientation to snakes when they slither over them. They can be planted around homes and gardens to chase away serpents which cannot tolerate their strong odours.
MarigoldsThe Mother-in-law’s tongue. The plant is so named because of its sharp leaves. Snakes don’t like its appearance.
Pink AgapanthusThe Pink Agapanthus is of the onion family. You can plant it around your home to deter snakes.
SarpagandhaKnown by a variety of names such as Sarpagandha, Indian Snake root and Insanity herb, this plant is known for its ability to repel away snakes.
Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus)Snakes don’t like the citrus smell from the leaves. The leaves or the tips can turn brown in extreme heat in summer. It requires very little care. An added advantage of Lemon Grass, is that is contains citronella which is the base for most mosquito repellents.You can also root prune them each year to maintain a convenient size. Alternatively, for mature plants, remove just the top layer of soil in the pot and replace this with fresh compost each spring.
It is believed that, a certain strong odour of these plants make snakes to stay away.
Plants that Attract Snakes to the Garden
Snakes are attracted to certain plants. If you want snakes get easily attracted towards your garden, then there is no need to spend your precious time and money but grow these plants and herbs in your yard and they will visit you most certainly. Whether we like them or not, they would visit your garden if they are attracted towards.
Snakes are indeed a crucial part of the ecosystem. In reality, they repel and control other pests in the garden. Sometimes and in some cases, thinking about it looks scary, but having a snake in the garden is very good according to some people.
The plant that invites snakes in your yard includes;
Groundcover plantsThe plants which cover ground are easily attracted towards snakes as they find the best place to hide.
Sandalwood tree (Indian sandalwood)The sandalwood is considered to be the purest tree according to the Hindu Mythology. Indeed, the wood is used for worshipping Lord Shiva and according to Hindu believe Goddess Lakshmi used to live in sandalwood tree just because of serene nature.
N.B: Therefore, snakes like calm places, plants, or herbs, and they used to live on that.
Raat ki rani or Queen of NightIt is a fragrant flowering bush which can be grown in any climate whether it is harsh, cold, or hot. It has powerful mesmerizing fragrance and according to the belief which is heard by everyone that this plant attracts snakes. That’s why individuals hesitate to plant such trees in their homes.
Cedar treesAll the cedar trees have cedar shaped leaves which is very much liked by the snakes, and altogether, their fragrance is much loved by the snakes.
All the above information concerning plants and herbs in this blog are not scientifically proven, but, they are according to the beliefs of familiar individuals who love to live in and around nature mainly, in villages.So, be aware and make yourself save from such plants and herbs or if you love snakes, then grow these plants in your yard.
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