I think some of you remember the pics of my U. livida making all those flowers and spreading so dang quickly in just 3 months. So, I thought that this was because of the little osmocote pellets in my peat, since I found some while potting up other plants. Today, when I was dividing it, I found a pellet right below the surface of the soil, under a large clump. Maybe the fertilizer helped, maybe it didn't. Though, this does show that osmocote CAN be successfully used with Utrics, especially if you want them to flower faster.