• Grows 90 to 130 feet tall in its native environment.
• Sandbox tree is native primarily to tropical parts of South America and the Amazonian Rainforest.
• The tree sap is said to cause an angry red rash, and it can blind you if it gets in your eyes. It has been used to make poison darts.
• Sandbox tree fruit looks like little pumpkins.
• Once they dry into seed capsules, they become ticking time bombs.
• When fully mature, they explode with a loud bang and fling their hard, flattened seeds at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and distances of over 60 feet.