Most of my plants are 5-12 years old. These include hornwort, amazon sword, java moss, dwarf saggitaria, hair grass, and others whose names I can't recall at present. Some were bought; some were traded between friends which means they were already ?? years old.
I've moved them around as new tanks were started or they grew too big. I know live plants seem difficult to impossible for some. I haven't used any fertilizer, just let fish poop and gravel do their thing. I have no idea how long these will last.
We have 250 year old oaks in my neighborhood; wild plants in the waterways (ditches) have been there growing, dividing, dying for possibly a century or more. What is the secret to eternal plantness?