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Nether Wart
Nether Wart
First Appearance Beta 1.9 Pre-release
Type of Block Block
Stackable? Yes (64)
Tool Used None
Data Values Hex: 73
Obeys Physics?

Nether Wart is a plant which can only be found naturally in The Nether. It is only found in Nether Fortresses and in some Nether Staircases on its sides. It will only grow in Soul Sand.


Nether Wart is critical for the Brewing of the Awkward Potion, which is used in the base of almost all potions. It is required to brew all Potions other than Potions of Weakness from scratch.

Farming Nether Wart

Considering Nether wart is essential in order to brew nearly all types of potions, it is wise for players to set up a Farming operation in order to easily obtain their brewing ingredients. Like all other crops, the growing time is randomized. When harvested at its mature state, it will drop 2 to 4 nether wart. Nether wart will only grow in Soul Sand, but the block of sand can be located anywhere in the Overworld, The Nether, or The End if a player places it there. The plant does not require Sunlight or Water to grow, only time.


  • Nether Wart could previously be used to breed Chickens, as it was classified as a type of seed. This was removed in 1.8 The Bountiful Update
  • The amount of Nether Wart dropped from mature crops can be affected by the Fortune enchantment.
  • Their name in the code is "tile.netherStalkSeeds"
  • Bonemeal can not be used to speed up the growth of Nether Wart.

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