Manihot grahamii / Hardy Tapioca / Graham's Cassava: a native of Eastern South America, from Brazil through to Argentina. this has been successfully grown as far north as North Carolina. (This photo said it was taken in the Pacific NW).
Spider Plant is one of the easiest houseplants to care for. Thrives best in low to minimal light and biweekly watering. Spider takes toxins and converts them to oxygen. Its an old standby but try dressing it up in an urn or letting it hang over a bookcase.