As temperatures are dropping and climates become inhospitable for most bromeliads there are a few things you can do for some winter clean up and spring preparation. Here is a checklist of things you should be doing for your bromeliads during the winter season.
Move Them Indoors
Bromeliads that are in containers can be kept inside throughout the winter. Many will thrive and produce offshoots if they are given the proper care. As soon as temperatures threaten to dip below freezing bring your bromeliads in. There are a few species, especially in the Dyckia and Hechtia genera, that can handle a few dips into the twenties. However, due to their primarily tropical nature, almost all other bromeliads will need to be brought inside.
Find a sunny spot with plenty of bright, indirect light and humidity for your bromeliads to spend the winter. If you don’t have high humidity, you may want to add a humidifier. It will help the plants thrive, and it will improve the atmosphere for you too.