They say that plant-based living is all the rage. It seems the hotel industry is now cottoning on to that fact.

The Patch Plant Hotel in London claims to be the world's first hotel for plants. Green-fingered travellers going on holiday can book their houseplants into the 'hotel' free of charge, to ensure they remain well-watered and cared for.

The scheme is the brainchild of Patch, a company which delivers houseplants to people's doorsteps. "The hotel is a sanctuary for your beloved plants," said manager Rose Gower. "They will be in great company and looked after with the respect and love they so richly deserve."

In truth, the Plant Patch Hotel is more of a PR stunt for the gardening company, and is only open for business until September 5. But it's managed to gain the brand some notoriety, having gone viral soon after launching.

"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," said Gower.