Nether wart is a plant grown in the Nether.
Nether wart can be mined with or without any tool.
Nether wart sometimes generates naturally in nether fortresses as a plant, in patches near stairwells.
Nether wart can be found in 19.0% of 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 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.
Nether wart must be directly planted on the top of a soul sand block; unlike most blocks, targeting the side of a block which would result in it being placed on top of soul sand will not allow it to be placed.
|Awkward Potion||Nether Wart +
|Nether Wart Block||Nether Wart|
|Red Nether Bricks||Nether Wart +
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.|
|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||Nether wart's average yield from nether fortress chests has been slightly decreased.|
|1.10||16w20a||Nether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 115, and the item's 372.|
|1.14||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 "#".|
|?||Changed nether wart, so that it renders like other crops.|
|1.1.3||alpha 126.96.36.199||Nether wart can now be used to craft the new red nether brick blocks and nether wart blocks.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Added placement and breaking sounds to nether wart.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Nether wart can now be sold to cleric villagers.|
|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.|
|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.