The thing to watch out for in growing Brassia Rex is leaf pleating. There is a time when new growth is very quickly growing that it is critical that the plant get enough water. If not, the leaves form pleats.
This Brassia Rex had pleated leaves. I cannot blame anybody else, I did it. As the weather warmed up in spring I did not increase watering quickly enough. It stayed in the winter watering schedule past the time that the new growth started, and by the time I noticed it was too late.
The only cure for pleated leaves is time. So fast forward years of much better culture. I divided the plant taking two leads as new plants. These two backbulbs were all that remained of the original plant.
I got out a clay pot and put a pad of sphagnum in the bottom. I casually tossed the backbulbs in and promptly forgot about them.
Seven month update. While doing a bit of spring cleaning I was wondering if I really wanted to keep these backbulbs. Brassia Rex is ok, but not really part of my collection. That's when I noticed the new growth.
Is it too soon to pot this up? Probably, but I did it anyway. It is potted in a plastic pot in rock. The new growth is right in the center of the pot and the rocks were carefully settled around it. I will still treat it as a backbulb.
The new growth is still quite fragile. To give it more time to develop, I put it back under the bench. The light is a little brighter but not much. It is on a humidity tray where I keep the plants I am watching.