Looking for this plant - The scientific name is Aspidistraelatior, I have a few in my yard and I can't kill them - perfect plant for me! I just can't find anyone around here with any for sale or anything similiar that I will not kill (gave up on flowering stuff long ago)
What part of LA are you in. I have seen them in Home Depot in the New Orleans area. It is an extremely popular plant for the deep shade produced by the large oak trees in older neighborhoods. And you are right about their longevity, they will be right there with the cock roaches after the nukes are dropped.