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How to grow Bamboo in Minecraft

Please don't kill the Pandas

Bamboo might be hard to come by, especially when you're not in a Bamboo-centric seed in Minecraft. In this guide, we'll delve into a step-by-step process of how to grow a Bamboo in Minecraft.

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How to find and plant Bamboo in Minecraft

Where to get Bamboo in Minecraft

In order to grow bamboo in Minecraft, you will need a bamboo shoot itself. Here are a few places to look for bamboo:

  • Jungle Biomes (They grow in individual shoots, or you can fish for them)
  • Bamboo Jungle
  • Jungle Temple Chest (50.9-51% chance)
  • Shipwreck Chest (14.4% chance)

You can also gather bamboo by killing Pandas. With bamboo shoots now in your inventory, it's time to set up a simple bamboo farm near your base to save yourself time and hassle from harvesting them.

Related: All Minecraft Biomes

How to plant Bamboo in Minecraft

Before planting, you need to understand you can only plant bamboo shoots on these types of blocks:

  • Moss Blocks
  • Grass Blocks
  • Dirt
  • Coarse Dirt
  • Rooted Dirt
  • Gravel
  • Mycelium
  • Podzol
  • Sand
  • Red Sand
  • Suspicious Sand
  • Suspicious Gravel
  • Mud
  • On top of a Bamboo Shoot

If you have those types of blocks near your home, then you can easily place a bamboo shoot on top of it, and it will grow. It takes roughly 205 seconds for the bamboo to grow fully, and it has a maximum vertical growth of 16 blocks. To speed up the Bamboo's growth, you will need Bone Meal, which expands the bamboo by about one to two blocks.

I highly recommend you provide ample space between each bamboo shoot since they become solid once fully grown, especially if you have to harvest them manually. For manual harvests, swords are the way to go to save you a second or two per stalk.

Lastly, be careful of water, especially when you plant fresh bamboo; as flowing water can instantly destroy bamboo shoots, but not mature stalks.

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