If you’re a devoted plant parent, you might feel a pang of guilt every time you have to leave the house for an extended period of time. But, thanks to Patch Plants, this could all be about to change. The brand has opened the world’s first-ever plant hotel.
London-based plant parents can leave their plant children at the hotel in Battersea, which is free of charge until September 5.
You can select the most convenient drop-off and pick-up times for you, and while you’re out of town, your plants will be fed seasonal, organic, vegan fertilizer, and watered as and when they need.
The hotel also offers climate-controlled spaces. “Whether it’s Sahara-like desert for your cactus friends or an Amazonia for your tropical pals, your plants will get the perfect climate-controlled space,” says Patch on its website.
There are 100 rooms at the hotel, which describes itself as “5-star-all-inclusive.” According to Freddie Blackett, the CEO of Patch, the brand wants to cater to the growing number of plant parents.
Plant Parent Love
According to Metro, more and more Millennials, in particular, are filling their houses up with indoor plants. Many are becoming attached to house plants because they can’t afford (or aren’t ready) to feed their nurturing instincts in other ways, like buying a home, getting a pet, or having a baby, the publication says.
Blackett recognizes how deeply people care about their plants and wants to help them keep them alive for longer.
“We all know the crushing disappointment when you return from holiday to find your plant has gone from green lusciousness to a burnt, dry bunch of twigs,” said Blackett to House Beautiful. “We wanted to open the hotel to give a helping hand to the increasing number of ‘plant parents.'”
Hotel manager Rose Grower added, “the hotel is a sanctuary for your beloved plants. They will be in great company and looked after with the respect and love they so richly deserve. So many of us have asked a friend or family member to water the plants when we’re away, only to return to disappointment – the hotel not only saves your plants but your relationships too.”