Clean pot may matter.. (bleach, rinse)
I actually like house plants, but I lived through ivy covered living rooms in the early seventies and dosed out.
Now that I live in the land of freezing often to very hot, I understand more about loved plants in the home.
Indeed, I have a particularly weird succulent whose name I kept but lost with a computer crash, that is simply impossible for me to kill with disrespect.
Trouble is, it needs to hang from something and it is always working it's way down to the floor. It's presently on the top of the refrigerator.
And that does just live in sand (my soil here), and a glass of water when I remember.