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Hotel Para Plantas, Spain's Answer To A Plant Hotel (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 08/03/11 10:11 AM ET   Updated: 10/03/11 06:12 AM ET

Summer is a great time to get out of town, but whither the azaleas? A Spanish firm has created a hotel for plants so that flowers will no longer have to pay the price for their prodigal owners' relaxation.

The new Hotel Para Plantas has been constructed in the Islazul Shopping Center in Madrid, where the unique green house offers a nanny service for plants that are left behind by owners with green thumbs and itchy feet.

The hotel verges on spa: Each plant is treated by a specific botanist.

According to Marisol Garcia, a spokeswoman for the outfit, "customers who miss their plants or want to verify they are healthy can watch them" on the hotel's streaming website.

So much for asking the neighbors to hose down the garden.

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