Not sure how long they live but it's a lot longer than 5 years if they're happy.
I can't see much root there.
Pittosprum I think but couldn't say which
I can't claim responsibility DW, you said Thunbergia, by then I was determined to find the answer
Based on your comment DW, try Thunbergia grandiflora variegata.
Got a pickaxe?
Watch out for seedlings, get then while they're still small
I've never seen a vinca with flowers like that
Good point Berghill, all mine are grown from seed.
Though it does look, in one photo, as though the new shoots are from the stump
Yep, that's OK.
I cut one back to nothing a year ago, it's 2 or 3 foot tall, several branches now.