I am in Pennsylvania- zone 6a I believe
tracieh wrote:Nothing scares me more with these plants than dormancy!!! I am having such anxiety about putting them in a cold place. Always feels counter intuitive haha!
What area are you in?
Some parts of the country are fine with year-round outdoor growing.
In their natural habitat, many plants routinely experience a cool/cold Winter and need dormancy to thrive and flourish long-term.
You're just a little warmer than me.
I'd suggest following my routine.
Tropicals like Nepenthes and some Drosera come inside when it hits 50 at night.
Subtropicals like South African Drosera and Cephalotus come inside when night temps go down to 40.
Warm and medium Temperate stuff like Gulf Coast Sarracenia, VFTs, Cobra Pitchers, and most US Drosera come inside right after first frost.
Cold Temperate CP like Sarr purpurea ssp purpurea, D linearis, and D intermedia and D. rotundifolia from locations near you can stay outside all Winter long. You can mulch or cover them for added protection if you want.
With any plant you're not sure of, ... Google where it comes from and Google the climatic year round temperatures there.
As always, this is just my 02¢ worth.