Dionaea 'DC XL' boasts traps that are remarkably large, and comparable in size to those of Dionaea 'B52', which are considered the largest traps among all Dionaea cultivars. In the spring, it breaks its dormancy by producing numerous upright leaves that can reach up to 13 cm in length. The leaves of mature specimens bear traps that regularly exceed 5 cm in length. Although it produces several impressive upright leaves throughout the summer, none are as large as the initial spring foliage. Towards the end of summer and into autumn, Dionaea 'DC XL' reverts to producing smaller, prostrate foliage.
The leaves of this cultivar are a bright yellowish-green colour, with the inner surfaces of the trap lobes displaying a striking reddish hue. In all aspects, the morphology of this cultivar is consistent with that of the wild-type Dionaea muscipula.
Named after originator D. Conners.
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Plant Size On Offer
Plant photos usually show the mother plant, not the smaller divisions offered for sale.
Divisions taken from mother plants are planted into 9cm pots. The size of divisions can vary greatly and will always be sent largest first. If you'd like to know the size of a plant before ordering, please feel free to get in touch.
Venus fly traps are straightforward to care for, given the correct conditions. An unheated greenhouse is an ideal location for Dionaea, they can be grown outside in the UK but a greenhouse provides a longer growing season. Here are the 3 golden rules for healthy Dionaea.
- Provide as much sun as possible.
- Keep their pots sat in 1-2cm of rainwater.
- Use acidic soil. A 1:1 peat moss & perlite mix is typical.
Click here to read a more in-depth guide to growing Venus Fly Traps in the UK.