Aside from the VFT's I successfully put through dormancy and other plants that only "slow down" during the winter, this is my first full year of attempted dormancy / slowing down.
My ventricosa is bombproof and I was a bit spoiled, but I have received a few cuttings from a couple of friends (ventrata, gentle, gracilis, and ventricosa - red).
Of the major CP genera, I am least well-versed with Neps. I barely know about highland and lowland, as well as higher humidity, temps, and not immersing pots in te water. I was getting some new growth on my cuttings but my gracilis and especially ventricosa red started to blacken. I fear the vent red is all but dead. I bought a tall, plastic container w/lid to keep humidity higher and placed all of the cuttings inside. After New Years I checked on them. The new growth on my N. gentle died and the ventrata is just hanging in there. Same with the gracilis.
Does this set up need to be loosely covered? Covered totally? Temps? Any advice offered would be appreciated.