A plant sitting service is to be offered by youth travel brand Contiki.

The service will give travellers the chance to check in two of their house plants at a basement at the operator’s office in London.

The option is being offered to holidaymakers aged 18 to 35 until the end of August.

The plants must be no taller than one metre high and is open to Contiki travellers on trips longer than ten days.

“If for any reason your plants don’t survive, we’ll replace with a new plant baby for you to cherish,” the operator said on its website.

“Any plants not collected (how could you forget them?!) on the date of the trip’s return will be adopted by a plant-loving Contiki team member.”

Contiki UK and Europe sales and marketing director Donna Jeavons said: “At Contiki, we aim to make holidays stress-free so that our millennial travellers can relax and focus on exploring the world.

“We take care of all the essentials on-trip so it was a natural next step to take the pre-trip hassle out of finding a plant sitter.”

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