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DC XL
$49.95

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This is it! THE LARGEST TRAPS WE'VE EVER SEEN! The challenger to B52 for the "world's largest traps" title. Out of the thousands of flytraps we have growing here at FlytrapStore, DC XL grows the largest traps of any flytrap we've ever grown. The first traps in spring are usually the largest and can approach 2 inches in size on a fully grown DC XL flytrap. In addition to being ginormous for a Venus flytrap, DC XL is also an extraordinarily hardy grower, more than any other type we know of. DC XL is a handsome hardy monster flytrap, and we learn to love it more and more as we watch it grow over the seasons.

A giant monster of a plant. Grow one and judge for yourself! The "XL," in case it wasn't obvious, stands for X-tra Large. NOTE: The demand for DC XL is very high and supplies are extremely limited. We are propagating and growing DC XL as fast as we can to attempt to meet the very high demand.

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DC XL produces the largest traps we've ever seen! The "DC" in DC XL is for David Conner, the original source for the single plant of DC XL we obtained and subsequently grew and propagated in tissue culture in the FlytrapStore Lab. David Conner is also the original tissue-culture source of the famous B52 Venus Flytrap.
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AMAZING
Second most expensive plant I have ever purchased. It died do to MY own doing over winter neglect. But I am more than willing to wait in the shadows for it to be available again. YOu don't know what your missing passing this one up....
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Review by Mr.Personality / (Posted on 2/27/2017)
Extremely Satisfied With Purchase
Plants were expertly packaged. Very healthy specimens. Prompt shipping. I ordered 1, but received several. If your looking for quality healthy plants, this is the place. Wish I had known about this place prior to ordering from a competitor. Will buy from again. Thanks for a great transaction.
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Review by Joe B / (Posted on 1/1/2017)
So many little ones for the price of one!
This plant is so small at the moment because of dormancy and stuff but it's so cool.I bought it along with others and when it came I was so happy so I opened it right away and there where so many little ones for the price of one! Thanks Matt & Leah y'all are the best and y'all are so generous
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Review by Adrien / (Posted on 12/14/2016)
"Wow!" "Awesome!"
The very best giant in my collection! And it is only a young plant! Came healthy and packaged expertly with care. As soon as I saw it inside the package I said aloud "Oh wow it's huge!" I'm so very happy I ordered a DCXL, one big trap has red coloring on the outside even and I like the red tint to the leaf bottoms near the growing point. Awesome trap head shapes like the Big Behemoth and Grun but waay bigger haha! Thank you for the extra babies! Thank you so much Matt and Leah for all of the wonderful flytraps! Happily coming back again next year hopefully if growing continues to go well! Super excited to watch all the flytraps grow to next year: Grun, Dingly Giant, Big Mouth, Jaws, Big Behemoth, the little baby flytraps and the awesome Booman's Mutant! Great work!
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Review by Abel / (Posted on 8/31/2016)
Amazing Thank you
My DCXL starter plant arrived today. Been on the forums since 2013 but first time buyer. Iv learned alot the last three yrs and my little typical has exploded into 20 large plants. I cant wait for this little monster to do the same. Everyghing i kno i owe to you guys. Dont worry its in good hands. Great info, Great plants, great packaging. Receiving it with all the traps opened amazes me. I dnt know how you do it. :)
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Review by Jacob / (Posted on 8/12/2016)
BREATH TAKING!!!
WOW...OUTSTANDING...UNBELIEVABLE!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I got my young DC XL today: Carefully opened the package, and I was flabbergasted; IT WAS: bigger than I expected, healthier than I have EVER received from "others", absolutely beautiful, several traps, and made me so HAPPY, I jumped up and down! All I can sum up to say is; Leah and Matt, you have made me very happy, put up with all my emails to you, and I just can't see me buying future plants from ANYONE BUT YOU!!! YOU DID GREAT, sincerely, Thank you!
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Review by Susie / (Posted on 7/20/2016)
Phenomenal plant, LOVE IT!!!!!!
The plant arrived looking very healthy and well taken care of. I decided that I was not going to feed it right away, so it could adjust to the new environment. After only one day outside, I came home to find that it had already caught two flies lol! This is the place to buy these plants. Home/gardening stores have nothing on the quality of Flytrapstore's plants. You get what you pay for. Thanks Flytrapstore! :D
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Review by Chris / (Posted on 7/11/2016)
Perfectly packaged and full of AWESOMENESS!!
I LOVE my plant!!! Seriously, that badass plant stood up to being jostled around in the USPS postal system, arriving absolutely flawless. This has ALL to do with the awesome packing job! Thank you so much. I am on the website right now choosing another member for my growing carnivorous plant family!
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Review by Tressa / (Posted on 6/22/2016)
Very impressed
Very nicely done VFTS. I ordered a starter plant and it came with 38 total healthy heads. There is clearly more than one rhyzome (bulb/plant) but they look so cool I'm going to keep them together until next year.
I got it in a very timely manner. It arrived looking amazing. It was wrapped extremely well. Perfectly hydrated and healthy... And I live in Arizona and it had a high of 116° F the day I got it (and I got it at 3:30.) There was no visible wilting or dehydration. An extremely healthy plant. A cool looking plant even when young. It also included a little handwritten note thanking me by name which I though was a nice touch.
I have ordered from other sites before and had a terrible experience so I was unsure if I wanted to try ordering online again. But I gave it a shot and wow. I will definitely be ordering from FVTS again. I would definitely recommend this site and plant to anybody who has a hobby for growing Venus flytraps.
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Review by Trevor / (Posted on 6/5/2016)
AWESOME
I remember seeing this when it was out of stock and bookmarked the page. Bought this the moment I noticed it was back in stock!

Nice big traps (even for the starter), came with everything I needed: cup, moist moss, pre-planted plant. The instructions handout was very helpful. Also bought the Korean Melody Shark, which looks stunning! Would buy from Matt and Leah again for sure!
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Review by Henry / (Posted on 6/4/2016)
Big clump of plants!
I realized that I never added a review for when I bought mine!
Matt and Leah sent me a clump of these guys when I got them! They are now starting to get huge, they are very forgiving and are bound to be an eye catcher! Definitely worth every penny!
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Review by SFLguy / (Posted on 4/24/2016)
Love my DC XL starter plant!
I received my DC XL Venus Flytrap starter plant today and I am very pleased. It is very healthy or I should say they are very healthy. There is several plants included with this starter plant. I ordered this plant because of the positive testimonials that I had read and I don't regret my purchase! Thanks to Matt & Leah at FlytrapStore.com
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Review by Tim / (Posted on 3/5/2016)
Great job Matt and Leah!
Best plant ever.The plant was in great shape and also my other plants!

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Review by Anthony / (Posted on 11/30/2015)
One thing is sure I'm always buying from the flytrapstore, Matt and Leah are doing a great job in having their customers happy
Fast shipping and healthy plant I recommend everyone to buy venus fly traps here they are great arriving in top notch conditions
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Review by John / (Posted on 7/22/2015)
great plant, great service
First of all, I'd like to say I received a great plant, and outstanding customer service from Matt. My DC XL was shipped on a Monday, arriving on Thursday. It was packaged very well, but at first glance I thought it had wilted in transit, so I emailed Matt asking what I should do for it. He expressed his concern and requested a picture of the plant to better provide advice. So I sent him a picture, and learned to my relief that my plant wasn't wilted, it was just growing low to the ground, whereas I had expected it to grow tall. However, he noticed that I had jostled it while unpacking it, and pulled it slightly out of the soil. He then went to the length of downloading my photo, drawing a red line to show where the proper soil level was, and sending that back to me so I would be able to properly correct the problem. I then repotted it in long fiber moss to the appropriate depth. Overall I'm very happy with my experience.
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Review by Tom / (Posted on 8/22/2014)
Healthy and big traps
The DC XL arrived healthy and growing. The order arrived promptly,and was carefully packaged.The traps on this plant are much larger than my low giant, that's about the same age.The FTS the best.
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Review by Zratzn / (Posted on 7/13/2014)
I gave the DC XL 3 stars earlier
My DC XL is growing good now, transplanted this plant around March. It's not my biggest traps but it's my third biggest VFT in the bog. My two bigger VFT are large mouths too (Ginormous and King Henry clones) and I planted these around February so it would make sense they have larger traps plus the growers are in California.

I am giving this review 5 stars because I have hope that in a month or so the DC XL could have large traps like my King Henry and Ginormous
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Review by 5 stars now - hopeful / (Posted on 5/15/2014)
Perfect!
I received a "small" potted DCXL flytrap today and while removing it from the container it was in to soak and repot it, I was surprised to see that the plant was actually 5 small plants. Each of the 5 fly flytraps had their own long root systems and are now in their own pots. I am excited to see how they all grow both outdoors and indoors under a few grow lights. I have had nothing but fantastic experiences with this fly trap store.
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Review by WiteBeam / (Posted on 4/24/2014)
great healthy plant
got it in the mail a couple days ago and it was beautiful. my wife loves unpacking them with me and even she says its the best one she's ever seen
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Review by brian / (Posted on 4/21/2014)
Fantastic
Just had one big problem though. I got a bunch of DC XL's instead of one...hahaha. Thought I would start off with a joke. I also bought a B52 and it had several plants as well! Both were starter plants and I'm very impressed with their sizes. Add the fact that there were several plantlets to each, I'm one happy camper.

This place is fantastic. I don't know which thing to praise more about; the quality of the plants they sell or their customer service. I asked if I could get the B52 and DC XL about the same size because my son wanted to see which would grow bigger and they got him two rhizomes that were virtually identical.

I can see why people wait for these plants to become available when they are out of stock rather than going to another store.
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Review by Shane / (Posted on 4/19/2014)
Not so big yet
I had the DC XL for a few months now and they are not growing. I know these are starter plants so they are young and couple of years from flowering but my other VFT are doing fine. I will wait till the end of May to see if the plant comes of dormancy and grow big traps. I paid over $50 for it so I expected more. For now I give it 3 stars if things change then I give it another review, hopefully a higher rating.

****Feedback from FlytrapStore: Thank you for the review; we really appreciate it! Also, please keep in mind that your DC XL has been dormant the entire time that you've had it, and very little visible growth occurs during dormancy. Spring and Summer will bring it out of dormancy, and that is when you will see visible growth from your starter-size plant, with good care of course. Great growing!, -Leah, FTS
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Review by grower / (Posted on 4/4/2014)
The best VFT ever!!!
I have bought many plants from these guys. My wife bought me the DCXL for valentines day. Even though I got a dormant plant( as expected in Feb) was in great shape. The only thing I don't understand is that the bareroot cost more than potted, I have never seen this on this site. Very robust even dormant. Already getting color in window. Can't wait to get it outside in Texas sun.
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Review by jesse / (Posted on 3/8/2014)
best around compared to other
I would recommend everyone to buy here. Fast shipping, everything was packed nicely and don't have dirt everywhere. I have buy from a lot of different places and this one right here is where ill be ordering from now on. Plants was in good shape, with nice letter and instructions inside on how to raise the plants for beginners. Thank you and I can't wait to buy some more plant from you guys.
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Review by Noppakun / (Posted on 1/16/2014)
Awesome quality and generosity (rec'd 2 plants from a 1 plant order)
I'm basically repeating what everyone else is saying. Fast ship, packaged with care, plants were healthy, and there were 2 plants wrapped together! These are described as "starter plants" but both plants had 3 roots each that were 5 inches long. I was thinking they would be little seedling plantlets and was surprised to see they are 1-year-olds.
Don't be deterred by the prices. If you read about what's involved with propagating these things in the lab so that you get the exact plant you want, you'll understand how much work Matt has saved us all. The end result is that you get to sit back relax and choose the exact plant(s) you want! Well worth the money!
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Review by tom / (Posted on 12/17/2013)
You don't find generosity like that these days anymore...
Now, I was expecting a small and dormant plant; which, had I received that, I would have been ecstatic to say the least because of the opportunity of being able to own one of these beauties, take care of her, and watch her grow over the years. What I was NOT expecting was your generosity! Who has your awesome business practices these days?!? These folks blessed me with 8, yes 8!, of these plants! Granted they are not 2.5" trap and huge, "out of the box," however, this is even BETTER because I am going to have TRAPS COMING OUT OF MY EARS!!!! WOO HOO!!!! (THANK YOU)^INFINITE POWER!!! I AM TOTALLY GOING TO BE DOING AS MUCH BUSINESS THROUGH YOU FOLKS AS I CAN IN THE FUTURE! I am one step closer to my dream of opening a "Lil Shop of Horrors" up here in Seattle. You guys have just redeemed a life long flytrap groupie for your business! I hope that isn't too weird. Tee Hee!
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Review by Kyle / (Posted on 12/16/2013)
Couldn't be happier!
The first word that came out of my mouth when I opened the package was "Wow!". The plant was carefully packaged with care and securely attached to the inside of the package. The plant was shipped promptly with a nice little hand-written note. I knew instantly I was handling a plant that was given a lot of attention and care; the work of a professional. The DC XL's instantly took off as soon as I potted them. If I was going to buy another carnivorous plant, the first place I would go looking is here! Thank you so much Matt, Leah, and Steve! Keep up the good work!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/19/2013)
This plant really gets big!!
This plant really grew nicely and BIG!! Can't wait for next year to see how much bigger I can get her!! Totally worth the money, these plants come extremely healthy.
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Review by Shells7884 / (Posted on 10/26/2013)
Excellence all the way around
You guys ROCK!!! I have been waiting for DCXL for quite a while. When I noticed they were finally back in stock I immediately placed an order. It came in two days! When I opened the package, the first thing I noticed was how robust this plant was. It had about 25 traps on it! When I unwrapped the roots, not only were they the healthiest I have seen, the "one" plant I ordered was actually FOUR small plants! All of them with seperate, healthy root systems. I will definitely be ordering my flytraps from Flytrapstore from now on! Thank you so very much!
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Review by bugeater / (Posted on 10/15/2013)
Great trap size!
I bought a young DCXL a little over a month ago and it's already producing traps bigger than any of my other venus flytraps. Plus, it's only a young plant!! Definitely a must have for any venus flytrap collector!
As usual, the plant was well packaged and the delivery was quick! I'll always be happy to purchase from the Venus Flytrap Store. :-)
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Review by Lexie / (Posted on 8/16/2013)
First time purchase, surely not the last...
Been growing carnivorous plants for a few years now, first time I've purchased from this supplier. Deeply impressed with the quality of their products. It's quite obvious this is a company that takes great pride in a well-deserved reputation for superlative value combined with reliable and consistent customer service. Huzzah to you, I say, FlytrapStore.com!
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Review by Bob / (Posted on 8/4/2013)
DC XL beats all other VFT's
So today my DC XL arrived in the mail. 3 days shipping! I ordered a young plant potted and when I received it the handwritten note said that the rhizome was so big that I actually got a young adult! two traps measuring just an inch. Outstanding shipping, carefully packaged. As yet another astonishment the plant divided into 2! The little one looked a lot like Megatraps. Overall good coloration inside the traps and very good size! Can't wait to see how big they can get! Great job guys, never cease to blow my mind.
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Review by Miguel / (Posted on 8/3/2013)
DC XL :D
Fantastic plant, amazing quality all around, and I loved the personalized note attached saying there was actually 2 plants in the pot! Thanks!
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Review by Dustin / (Posted on 7/20/2013)
Couldn't Be More Pleased with the DC XL
My DC XL was sent on Monday and arrived Wednesday. Packing was first rate and I counted 22 traps (21 still open!) with the biggest being over an inch already even though it was listed as a young plant! You can tell that it was grown with expert skill and care. If you want the biggest baddest flytrap around that can be potentially be even bigger than a B52, this is THE plant to get! But don't wait, because they are in high demand and seemed to go out of stock already right after I made my purchase. Glad I got mine though. Thanks again Matt & Leah! You guys are awesome!
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Review by Ron / (Posted on 7/10/2013)
My First DC XL
I ordered a young plant, potted.... early morning of July 2, it was shipped same day, received July 5 in excellent healthy condition with at least 18 traps and more just starting to form on new leaves. Largest trap measured just over an inch already! At least 9 of the biggest traps were open upon arrival. I caused at least one trap to close while unpacking it. So now I just ordered a "Jaws" and waiting to see what it looks like. I'm sure I will be pleased with it too.
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Review by Randy / (Posted on 7/5/2013)
it should be named DC King Flytrap.
Your telling me the one I got was a young plant?! I can can't believe it... this Venus Flytrap is bigger than any of my fully adult typicals and King Henrys. Looks quite menacing as well I'm very impressed with the size considering its young. Can't wait till next year maybe I can get a trap thats 2 inches :)) big Venus Flytrap fan and I likehow you have alot of unique looking traps. Keep up the good work!
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Review by Alan / (Posted on 7/3/2013)
DC XL !!!!!
Finally After Months Of Waiting And Keeping An Eye Out The DC XL Was Back In Stock So I Ran To My Computer And Ordered One Right Away.......Waiting Fore My Plant To Arrive And I Find Out There Was A Tiny Issue With The Shipment But Leah Got On It So Quick, I Couldn't Even Believe It And Took Care Of The Issue. I Love My DC XL, It Arrived Healthy With Big Open Traps........ I'm A First Time FTS Buyer And WillContinue To Be One, Awesome Plants, And Awesome Costumer Service. Thanks Again Leah And Matt !!!!!!!
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Review by Edgar / (Posted on 6/29/2013)
Great store, great plants
Looking forward to seeing how big this baby can get! Arrived in great condition and much larger then I was expecting. By far the best place to shop for flytraps as quality is second to none.
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Review by Kevonicus / (Posted on 4/17/2013)
Excellent buy
As always, my plant arrived in perfect condition and has exceeded my expectations. The traps are coloring up inside and out, and they're already huge! Thank you Matt and Leah!
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Review by Sarah / (Posted on 3/25/2013)
yes i got one
i got an e-mail around 2am before going to sleep so i quickly paypal and bought 1 ill update review soon as i get it..
for those who missed out again keep your smart phones on high alert sound on e-mails. i never turned sound on my e-mail but after missing the DC XL few times i turned it on high volume but now i can turn it off again :)
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Review by mike / (Posted on 3/10/2013)
Another beauty from FTS
I received my DC XL in three days. It arrived healthy and robust for it's size with a few nice sized traps already. I'm acclimating it slowly with some filtered sunlight on my windowsill. Just got sun today after the mini snow storm we had the last two days. Thanks again Leah and Matt for all my cp needs. Customer care and vft quality never ceases to amaze me.
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Review by Jesson / (Posted on 3/9/2013)
Thanks for another great plant!
So happy to get my DC XL! I was on the waitlist, and I waited patiently and finally got the email from the website saying they are on the market. The plant is perfect size and is safely in my growing area until May! I will post pics on Facebook once its migrated to outside. Thanks again! -Chuck
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Review by Chuck / (Posted on 3/4/2013)
Amazing plant
I just got my plant today and I'm impressed. It's big and healthy has great color and the traps are already huge!!! :)
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Review by Freeman / (Posted on 3/4/2013)
Proud Owner of a DC XL
Definitely my favorite of all my Flytraps!
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Review by Josh / (Posted on 9/2/2012)
Super-plant
Just got my DC-XL today. As always the plant is in great shape. Very long root system and about 13 traps. Just coming out of dormancy.

Move over B-52!!!

Thanks Flytrapstore
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Review by 70 340 / (Posted on 3/19/2012)
Beautiful healthy plant !
This Flytrap is awesome. Healthy aggressive looking plant with dense growth. The plant I received was a young plant from a division. It's coming out of dormancy now and growing new traps quite rapidly. This plant is going to be a monster. Every Flytrap enthusiast is going to want one of these !
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Review by DTDream18 / (Posted on 3/4/2012)