Nether Wart (block)
|Catches fire from lava||
Nether wart is a crop grown in the Nether.
Nether wart sometimes generates naturally in nether fortresses as a plant, in patches near stairwells.
Nether wart will grow through four stages, though the middle two stages have almost the same appearance (the difference is that stage 3 is one pixel taller). The exact age can be seen using the debug screen, and the ages range from 0–3. 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 cannot be used on the nether wart. Nether wart can only be planted on soul sand. It will grow in any dimension. Nether wart is ready to harvest when it reaches its fourth stage (age:3). Breaking a fully grown nether wart yields 2 to 4 nether wart, while an immature one yields only a single nether wart. Using a tool enchanted with fortune increases the maximum number of nether wart dropped by 1 per level.
In Bedrock Edition, nether wart uses the following data values:
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|A Seedy Place||Plant a seed and watch it grow||Husbandry||Plant one of these 5 seeds. Crops and plants without seeds are ignored for the advancement.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Added nether wart.|
|1.3.1||12w27a||Nether wart can now grow outside of the Nether.|
|1.7.2||13w37a||The item form of block ID 115 (nether wart) has now been removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 115.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of nether wart has now been changed.|
|19w03a||Added placement and breaking sounds to nether wart.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added nether wart, shaped like an "x" rather than a "#".|
|?||The texture of nether wart has now been changed, so that it renders like other crops.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||The texture of nether wart has now been changed.|
|Added placement and breaking sounds to nether wart.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added nether wart.|
|TU9||Nether wart will now spawn randomly wherever soul sand is generated in the Nether.|
|Nether fortresses have now been changed to make nether wart rooms more likely.|
|Nether wart will now grow outside of the Nether.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The texture of nether wart has now been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added nether wart.|
- Disregarding color, nether wart bears a strong resemblance to warted puffball, a type of fungi.
- Nether wart makes stone sounds when destroyed.[Legacy Console Edition only]
- Nether wart’s stage changes cannot be detected by a BUD, except the Observer block.
- Nether wart is known as “nether stalk” in the code.[verify]