Do I water the osmocote initially to get it going? Like top water?
Also, got one of those bottles going in the cart now.
I had that same question lol. Honestly I didn't find it to make much of a difference. I believe the wet media slowly wicks it from the pellet. You're free to do it though. I did with my second Regia because I felt I could experiment more. They never say those kinds of things in the articles lol.
Recently I've explored using Scott's Disease EX as a growth booster because the active ingredient allows to plant to utilize chlorophyll more efficiently and extends the length of the leaves and makes the green more vibrant. In theory that would allow the plant to photosynthesize more and thus more vigorous growth. It was shown to be effective on VFTs and sundews. Nobody mentioned Regia so I risked it because I had two of them. I feel it did make a difference. The growth point is even a different color lol. It was an interesting experiment.
People have used it to treat and help bring plants back from the dead from what I understand. It's a fungicide. My VFTs look much greener and tougher after a couple weeks as well. It's used during the growing season but since most drosera are indoors on a fixed photoperiod, they aren't usually going dormant.
I don't feel that's necessary but something you may want to research and look into later on down the road.
That spray bottle is amazing for fertilizing. If you hold it far enough away you can coat it like they do with painting cars. A uniform layer of sorts without a lot of concentration. That tends to be murder on growth points in my experience. My idea is that a plant will benefit more from more frequent feeding at lower dosages over being blasted once every 3-4 weeks. So far it has worked. You do want to test on a leaf though and watch their condition often if you're going to do it like I'm talking about.
If your plant is still green and still in the game right now, that's a good sign. With the osmocote and regular feeding, you might see this plant better than it was before you know it.
Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what other's can't.