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Popular Indoor Plants to Get Rid of Annoying Lizards

Popular Indoor Plants to Get Rid of Annoying Lizards

Sure lizards are good for the gardens and keep insects away. Yet, there is something very displeasing about this reptile that makes people cringe at its first sight. If you are looking for an eco-friendly way to keep the lizards at bay, then there are some great options available in our collection.

There are several plants that work wonders when it comes to lizards. Herbs with a strong, pungent smell particularly work well in dealing with these creepy crawlers.

Here we are suggesting some beautiful  Indoor Plants to Get Rid of Annoying Lizards.

1. Mentha Piperita or Peppermint Plant

Buy Peppermint Plant

Mentha Piperita, also commonly known as Peppermint Plant, is a perennial herb. They can grow up to 90 cm. Mentha piperita has a very strong scent that overpowers every other smell. This confuses lizards and their ability to find insects to eat. Hence, they avoid staying in the proximity of Mentha Piperita.

  • Ideal Growth Condition: Keep in moist but well-drained soil. Protect from direct sunlight and water daily.
  • Other Uses: Peppermint plants are primarily used for medical and cooking purposes. Their leaves are also used for adding flavours to food and making summer drinks like Mojito. Peppermint helps in treating digestive problems like stomach bloating, ingestion and gas.

2. Herb-of-Grace Plant

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Herb-of-grace, Ruta Graveolens or Rue is an ornamental herb of European origin. It is used for decorative purposes because of its bluish-green leaves. Its musty smell keeps lizards at bay.

  • Ideal Growth Condition: It requires well-drained soil, direct sunlight or partial shade and watering at an interval of 2-3 weeks.
  • Other Uses: Rue is used for treating diseases like anxiety, headache, sprains, toothaches, menstrual cramps, etc. It has a bitter taste and thus very rarely used for cooking. Some chefs use its oil for flavouring.

3. Eucalyptus or Nilgiri Plant

Buy Eucalyptus or Nilgiri Plant

Eucalyptus is a multi-stemmed plant that can grow up to 10 cm. It has smooth or slightly fibrous branches and oil glands in leaves. They are also popularly known as Nilgiri Plant because of their abundant cultivation in the Nilgiri area of Tamil Nadu.

Oil glands of Eucalyptus’ leaves give it a strong smell. This scent keeps the lizards away from gardens. Some people plant them around the doors and windows of the house to prevent the entry of lizards.

  • Ideal Growth Condition: Soil with a low amount of phosphorus and abundant sunlight. Water when the soil gets dry.
  • Other Uses: Eucalyptus oil is used to make industrial solvents, insect repellents, and antiseptic creams. Their leaves are known for reducing pain, soothing irritated skin, promoting relaxation and treating cold.

4. Mentha Arvensis or Japanese Mint

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Mentha Arvensis is a herbaceous plant of 10 to 60 cm height. It has flowers of pale purple colour and 2 -7 cm long leaves. Lizards get irritated by the smell of Mentha Arvensis. Hence, they avoid lurking around. Mentha Arvensis is also popularly known as Japanese mint, corn mint, wild mint, and field mint.

  • Ideal Growth Environment: Grow in humus-rich soil. Avoid direct sunlight and water daily.
  • Other Uses: Leaves of Mentha Arvensis are used for the treatment of cold and digestion problems. Menthol, a popular chemical substance added in toothpastes, soaps and creams, is extracted from this plant.

5. Euphorbia Tirucalli or Pencil Tree

Buy Pencil Tree

Euphorbia tirucalli is a succulent shrub with pencil-thick branches. Its latex is toxic to lizards as well as other insects and causes skin irritation. It can also result in severe burn inside the mouth and tongue if swallowed. Humans are also advised to be cautious around this plant.

  • Ideal Growth Condition: Keep in abundant sunlight and well-drained high-quality soil. Water once a week in summers and once a month in winters.
  • Other Uses: Medicines prepared from Pencil trees can heal broken bones, nose ulcers, swellings and haemorrhoids. Its root extract has properties that can improve digestion. The hardwood of Euphorbia Tirucalli is used for making rafters and toys.

Getting a few lizard repellent plants to your gardens is the least harmless way of getting rid of these creatures. Not only will they act as a repellent, but they will also add a sweet aroma to your house. Some of them can also be used for cooking and medical purposes too.

Some other organic lizard repellents are onion, lemongrass and garlic. So if you want to prevent lizards from entering your house or move them out, get a lizard repellent plant now from nurserylive today!

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Afsar - June 25, 2021

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Vasantha T - June 23, 2021

Am a regular customer of nursery live and always got good plants..to my shock, it’s been highly disappointing that this time they have not yet delivered the product as it’s been a month I’ve placed order. This certainly raises a question on their credibility.

Kewalkumar - April 17, 2021

Some people have a phobia of lizards. The article shall surely help them. A lizard has poison glands on its skin as well as it carries dirt and bacteria from here and there while moving. Lizards cause death of innumerable people if the animal falls into food undetected. These are not welcome inside your living room and the kitchen. Hence the article serves a useful purpose. As regards the issue of customer support, I have suffered and I fully agree that the Nurserylive is the most unresponsive platform. They have absolutely no customer care to interact if you have any problem with your order. They have a tendency to lure people with false 1+1 offers that are never honoured in many orders.

Prem - April 3, 2021

Thanks for sharing this useful information,regards.
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AC - March 27, 2021

What a shameful post. “Sure they’re helpful and all, but ew, cringe!” Such a brainless, juvenile stance to take towards a harmless animal, and propagates the negative stereotype of lizards.
I am more than happy to have lizards around; they’re beautiful and beneficial.
I must say I’ve lost a little bit of respect for nurserylive for publishing this kind of writing just to push a few more plants.

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