Nether wart (known as Nether stalk in the coding) is a plant grown in the Nether.
Nether wart can be mined with any tool, or without a tool.
When planted on soul sand, nether wart will grow through four stages, though the middle two stages have the same appearance. The duration of each stage is random, with no upper or lower limit, but the average duration is about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. The growth rate is not affected by light or any other environmental factors. Bone meal has no effect on the nether wart. Nether wart can only be planted on soul sand. It will grow in any dimension. Nether warts are ready to harvest when they reach their fourth stage. Breaking a fully grown nether wart yields 2 to 4 nether wart, while an immature one yields only a single nether wart.
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The item and block forms of nether wart have the ID name
minecraft:nether_wart. Nether warts have a block ID of 115, and an item ID of 372.
Nether warts use their block data field to determine the state of growth. They also have a block state expected to replace the block data in the near future.
|Nether Wart||ID Name||Numerical ID|
Nether warts only have three visually different stages. 3 is fully grown.
Note: The video states that nether wart can only be grown in the Nether. This is outdated: since 1.3.1, nether wart can be grown in all dimensions as long as it is planted on soul sand.
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre1||Added nether wart.|
|1.3.1||12w27a||Nether wart can now grow outside of the Nether.|
|1.7.2||13w37a||Block ID 115 (nether wart) was removed from the
|1.8||1.8-pre1||Nether wart no longer can be used to breed chickens.|
|TU7||Added nether warts.|
|TU9||Made nether wart spawn randomly wherever soul sand is generated in the Nether.|
|Changed nether fortresses to make nether wart rooms more likely.|
|Nether wart will now grow outside of the Nether.|
Issues relating to "Nether Wart" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- Nether wart makes "stone" sounds when destroyed.
- Nether wart's stage changes cannot be detected by a BUD.