The best indoor office plants to brighten your day.

When you cannot enjoy the benefits of going outside at work, bring the outside indoors and get yourself a houseplant for your office. Their vibrant leaves not only perk up your dreary desk, but they are proven to give you a much-needed breath of fresh air. Unlike us, plants can absorb harmful gasses from the air and trap them in their roots.

Back in 1989, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America identified the best plants for purifying indoor air filled with harmful air pollutants like benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde, which are key for offsetting sick building syndrome.

Here are NASA-approved houseplants you can get to purify your stuffy office that will not require much thought to care for:

 Varigated snake plant (Sansevieria)

 English ivy (Hedera helix)

 Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)

 Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

 Barberton daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) 

 Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata)