DLE ----- this following question isn't directly related to the above name, and I was actually just going to ask somebody (anybody) about whether 'var' is just 'var', or whether the formatting requires 'var.' with the dot? I personally have no problem with either, as both forms clearly gets the point across. It looks very tidy to have it as just Cattleya dowiana var aureaThe accepted name according to WCSP Kew is Cattleya dowiana var aurea.
Thanks OP! My old mobile phone browser didn't show that extra info (such as location!) when I was posting earlier, but can now see that your location is Bris while on my regular computer browser! Some serious and amazing catt orchid breeding work had been (and probably still is) going on down there in Bris! I normally head to Bris for short trips visiting family after xmas, but will most likely not be travelling due to this ridiculous 2020 situation. That's ok ---- as things will settle for sure! Looking forward to visiting Bris again!Brisbane.
I have tried so many of these without much success indoors. I think it really needs a GH.I grow my catts in orchiata bark, 25 mm, in plastic pot.I water them if only bark dried out.They get much light, but never get direct sunlight, humidity is always high, around 80 percent.I have a high preassure mist maker and is switched on by a humidity sensor, I adjusted it to 80 % .Fertilizer is peters growing and bloom booster mix, 3/1 in spring, 2/1 in summer and 1/ 1 in fall and winter.Conductivity is 500 uS.