Odontonema strictum is native to Mexico and Central America. It grows very well in the garden and attracts birds and butterflies. It likes to grow in bright light, even full sun with shade during the hottest part of the day. Once it has settled, it does not require a great deal of water. It grows easily from cuttings.
Ophiopogon known as Mondo Grass is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam. It was originally placed in the Liliaceae family but it has now been moved to the Asparagaceae family.
Ophiopogon japonicas is a clumping plant with dark green strap leaves. There are two sizes; one that grows to about 8” (more difficult to get to do well) and a larger variety, which is easier, even putting up with some direct sun. Propagation is by division. They suffer a little from scale.
Ophiopogon juburan Variegata
Ophiopogon juburan Variegata is a tough, clump forming, tidy plant which is great as a ground cover or as an accent. It is drought resistant and not fussy about the soil, growing well in light shade, part sun, or full coastal sun. Irrigate occasionally. Watch out for scale. My favourite.