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Sandbox Tree (Hura crepitans) Sandbox Tree (Hura crepitans) Sandbox Tree (Hura crepitans)
Sandbox Tree (Hura crepitans)
Sandbox Tree (Hura crepitans)
Sandbox Tree (Hura crepitans)

Sandbox Tree (Hura crepitans)

The sandbox tree is a tropical tree from South America with smooth bark that is covered with sharp spines. Thus the species is sometimes called the ‘monkey no-climb’ in the Amazon. Another common name is the dynamite tree, because of the explosive power of the fruit. The fruits resemble a small pumpkin (8cm wide) and bu.. Read more
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The sandbox tree is a tropical tree from South America with smooth bark that is covered with sharp spines. Thus the species is sometimes called the ‘monkey no-climb’ in the Amazon. Another common name is the dynamite tree, because of the explosive power of the fruit. The fruits resemble a small pumpkin (8cm wide) and burst with tremendous strength and loud noise apart. That way they can spread their seeds, which are fired off by the explosion at a speed of 250 km/h. Sometimes they can be found at a distance of 50 up to 100 meters away from the tree! The juice of this species is very toxic, so you should carefully take care of the plant. Local fishermen in the Amazon use the juice for poisoning fish, and other inhabitants produce poisoned arrows. It is a tropical species which can also be kept as a houseplant.

Sowing description: The seeds have a short viability, so they can have a longer delivery time. Sow them directly in sowing mix at a temperature of around 25 degC. Keep the soil constantly moist. 

Photo 1: Plantaciones Edelman
Photo 2: M S via Flickr
Photo 3: Marco Schmidt 

Product specification

Family:
Euphorbiaceae
Scientific name:
Hura crepitans
Common name:
Sandbox tree
Native to:
South America
Sowing time:
All year round
Difficulty level:
Intermediate
Minimum temperature:
12 degrees Celsius

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Product specification

Family:
Euphorbiaceae
Scientific name:
Hura crepitans
Common name:
Sandbox tree
Native to:
South America
Sowing time:
All year round
Difficulty level:
Intermediate
Minimum temperature:
12 degrees Celsius
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stijn

na ongeveer iets meer dan 3 maanden
heeft de plant al klijnen stekels en de plant is nu een meeter grood en nog geen hout vorming


Dit is tot nu mijn favoriete plant


Sander

Als ze eenmaal gekiemd zijn groeien ze snel. 30cm in de eerste 3 weken. De zaaddoos blijft eraan hangen in die tijd. Dasrna stagneert die en groeit die langzaam. Ik heb de grond goed nat gehouden en op een warmte mat gezet. Na kiemen voor het raam


Tim

Ze kiemden hier heel ongelijkmatig. De ene na een paar dagen en de ander na een paar weken. Het zijn nu mooie plantjes met een aparte tekening op de groene steel (rode stippen/strepen). Leuke plantjes, zeker de moeite waard!