I know there's a lot out there on dormancy already, but I've yet to find anything with my particular circumstances and I'm also sort of formulating mixed ideas, so here goes.
I tried a few plants outside this last summer and I was (somewhat) surprised to see them do pretty well. I've pulled them inside for the winter and they're currently sitting in an east-facing window with the window barely cracked. This has pretty drastically cut their photo period (at least of direct sunlight) from almost a full day's worth to just a few hours in the morning. Also, with the window cracked and that room sort of sealed off from the rest of the house, they're getting down to around 35-40 degrees at night, give or take depending on the weather. They've been in this window for probably over a month, now, but I'm not really seeing any change. They've all stopped growing, for sure, even a few pitchers are just now starting to die off, but I guess I expected more noticeable changes by now. Should I just wait it out and see what they do?
Also, regarding mixed ideas: I know with the refrigerator method, you're supposed to cut back all the previous year's growth, then seal them up keeping them moist. Outdoor plants should not be cut back, right? Just allowed to die back? Finally, should I continue watering them? They're still on the tray method, though I've been allowing the tray to dry out a few days before refilling. Should I just be aiming to keep them moist, but not with an inch of water at the bottom?
Thanks in advance for any input, I really appreciate it.