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Minecraft mangrove swamps: when are mangrove swamps coming to Minecraft?

What are you doing in my mangrove swamp?

Want to know more about mangrove swamps in Minecraft? After a very long wait since Minecraft Live 2019, mangrove swamps are finally coming to Minecraft. They will come as part of The Wild Update, which will also aim to add more flavour to many existing Minecraft biomes. Below, we'll cover everything that you need to know about mangrove swamps in Minecraft, including when they will arrive, what you'll find within this new biome, and how to grow your own mangrove trees with propagules (which are basically mangrove tree seeds, but we'll explain that below too).

When will mangrove swamps come to Minecraft?

Mangrove swamps will come to Minecraft at some point in 2022 as part of The Wild Update. This is the next major content update for Minecraft, which will also include the Deep Dark and the Warden after they were delayed out of Minecraft 1.18. You can also expect frogs and fireflies to arrive as part of The Wild Update. As we learn more about a specific release date, we'll update this guide to let you know.

What are mangrove swamps in Minecraft?

Mangrove swamps will be bustling new ecosystems, with tadpoles, frogs, and glistening fireflies all featuring in the new biome. Mangrove trees will be the only type of tree that can appear in mangrove swamps, which you can punch, chop, and generally attack to get mangrove wood, which has a warm red tint.

Unlike most other biomes, mangrove swamps will mostly consist of mud rather than dirt. Mud is a new block coming in The Wild Update that you can use to make mud bricks, which will make your dirt houses look a little bit better. You can also place mud on top of dripstone to drain it and get clay, which is useful if you are busy creating new builds on your survival server.

How to grow mangrove trees in Minecraft

Mangrove trees will naturally appear in the mangrove swamps biome, but you can also grow them yourself. To grow a mangrove tree, you need to get a propagule, which you can find hanging from mangrove tree leaves. Propagules are essentially the mangrove's version of a sapling, but they physically grow on the tree rather than dropping when you destroy the leaves.

You can plant a propagule either in the ground or underwater. It will then grow mangrove roots, which will form the base of the tree. Mangrove logs will grow on top of the roots, making mangrove trees appear taller than most other types of tree.

That’s everything you need to know about mangrove swamps in Minecraft. If you want to learn more about Minecraft 1.19, find out everything that you need to know about the Allay, which is another new mob coming in The Wild Update. If you want to make the current swamps look a bit prettier, check out our list of the best shaders in Minecraft. If you want to stop hearing about swamps and would rather explore some other biomes instead, take a look at our list of the best seeds in Minecraft.

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