I just got an email from a friend in Australia regarding the dormancy requirements of these plants. He says DO NOT allow the plants to go dormant, and continue to keep them tray watered throughout the summer. He states that even in habitat the mortality rate is high for plants that have gone dormant. This seems to support a general poll I have been taking from growers of these plants, so I believe I will err on the side of too moist rather than too dry. As an experiment I have allowed a pot of my plants to go totally dry on the surface, and the plants continue to continue. They are very tough plants!