Nether wart is a plant grown in the Nether.
Nether wart can be mined with or without any tool.
Nether wart generates naturally in nether fortresses as a plant, in patches near stairwells.
Nether wart can be found in 19.2% of nether fortress chests in stacks of 3–7.
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 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 (third visible stage). 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.
|Awkward Potion||Nether Wart +
|Nether Wart Block||Nether Wart|
|Red Nether Brick||Nether Wart +
Nether Brick (item)
|Nether Wart||ID Name||Numerical ID|
- See also: Data values
Nether wart only has three visually different stages. 3 is fully grown.
- See also: Block states
|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.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||Nether wart can now be brewed in a water bottle to create an awkward potion.|
|1.3.1||12w27a||Nether wart can now grow outside of the Nether.|
|1.4.2||12w36a||Nether wart can now be used to breed chickens.|
|1.6.1||13w18a||Nether wart is now found in the new chests in nether fortresses.|
|1.7.2||13w37a||The item form of block ID 115 (nether wart) was removed from the game. It can no longer exist in inventories, only as a block in the world.|
|1.8||14w34d||Nether wart no longer can be used to breed chickens.|
|1.9||15w43a||Slightly decreased average yield from nether fortress chests.|
|1.10||16w20a||Nether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.1||build 1||Added nether wart, shaped like an "x" rather than a "#".|
|1.1.3||build 1||Nether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added nether wart.|
|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.
- Disregarding color, nether wart bears a strong resemblance to warted puffball, a type of fungi.
- Nether wart makes "stone" sounds when destroyed.
- Nether wart's stage changes cannot be detected by a BUD.
- It is known as "nether stalk" in the code.
- It is the only crop that cannot be destroyed by jumping on it.