Plants may grow in the most unlikely conditions on their own in nature, whilst when planted and pampered with great care they sometimes disappoint their gardeners and promptly die!
Every plant species has its own minimum requirements for the prevailing conditions in your garden or container. Mastering these conditions is a continual challenge of learning to those with the urge. What urge? The one about testing ability to make something quite miraculous happen or to own the plant, the subject?
Observation of what feats of survival Olympics and acrobatics some plants get up to is a great source of pleasure to enjoy freely on walks in the wild where nobody owns anything and all slaves taste freedom.