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There are many types of bromeliads that grow outdoors in your climate, especially if you are within 10 miles of an ocean or large body of water.  Customers in your climate usually order Alcantarea, Bromelia, and Portea species to grow outdoors- these can take some light frost and stand up to low humidity.  If you have a good sprinkler system and some overhead protection from hardwood trees, roofs, etc. you can grow some of the more marginal species such as Billbergia, Neoregelia, and Cryptanthus.
 
Your average annual rainfall is probably about 6-20 inches, which means your bromeliads will need additional irrigation from a sprinkler system, misting system, or hand-watering.  Outdoor bromeliads should be planted in an area that's protected from harsh winds, heavy frost, and ground pollutants.
 
It is best to plant bromeliads outdoors in Spring.  Once your plant a bromeliad in the ground, water the "cup" in the middle of the plant, as well as the roots.  Once the bromeliad develops a good root system during the warm growing months, it will be more drought-tolerant and will not require as much water.
 
Of course, you can also grow bromeliads indoors in a pot, just water the "cup" once a week or so and try to place next to a window or French door.
 
If you have any questions about growing bromeliads in your area, or if you need suggestions, please feel free to contact us.
 
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