|First Appearance||Beta 1.9 Pre-release|
|Type of Block||Block|
|Data Values||Hex: 73|
Nether Warts are a plant grown in The Nether. It can be found within Nether fortresses on soul sand and where soul sand naturally is created. Nether Wart in inventory can be placed onto soul sand by right-clicking (as if it were a seed), where it will grow.
Growth & Growing Conditions
Nether Wart used to be able to grow only in The Nether and can only be planted on soul sand. As of version 1.3.2, Nether Wart can be grown in the overworld. When left alone, each plant will grow through three distinct stages in a similar fashion to wheat. Each plant has a 0.00407% chance of growing to the next stage every 1/20th of a second, meaning that they can potentially grow very quickly or take as long as several hours to fully develop, so large farms are recommended to maximize one's chances. Factors such as light level, proximity to lava, and fire do not appear to affect the growth rate of Nether Wart. Nether Warts only grow when you are in its render distance. If you aren't, the Nether Wart pauses from growing. It is not affected by bone meal.
There are three visual stages of development. During the first two stages, it will yield one Nether Wart. On the final, largest stage, breaking Nether Wart will produce 2-5.
- Nether wart will not break when stepped on, unlike wheat, nor will ghast fireballs destroy them (though, fire caused by the fireballs will).
- It makes the same sound as stone when destroyed.
- In the code, Nether wart is called "netherStalk" for the block and "netherStalkSeeds" for the item.
- Nether wart originally only grew in the Nether. As of the 1.3.2 update it can now be grown in the overworld.
- There was a bug in which you could place 2 Nether warts on 1 soul sand. This was fixed later on.
- It is a seed so you can breed chickens with it.
- You need the seed to make an awkward potion.
- Nether wart emits a light level of 1.