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Minecraft Mangrove Swamps: How to grow Mangrove Trees in Minecraft

What are you doing in my Mangrove Swamp?

Want to know more about Mangrove Swamps in Minecraft 1.19? One of two new biomes in Minecraft's latest update, The Wild Update, Mangrove Swamps are home to a new type of tree and Frogs, a new mob. The new Mangrove Trees found within are completely different from trees found in other biomes, as they have huge, twisted roots that you can grow using a propagule rather than sapling. Mangrove Swamps also contain lots of mud, a new block type that you'll slightly sink into while moving.

In this guide, we'll explain everything you need to know about Mangrove Swamps in Minecraft 1.19, including how to grow your own Mangrove Trees using a propagule.

What are mangrove swamps in Minecraft?

Mangrove swamps are bustling new ecosystems, with Tadpoles and Frogs featuring in the new biome. Mangrove Swamps would also have originally been home to Fireflies, but this feature was scrapped shortly before the launch of Minecraft 1.19. Mangrove trees will be the only type of tree that can appear in mangrove swamps, which you can punch, chop, and generally attack like any other tree.

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 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.


Can you get Mangrove Wood in Minecraft 1.19?

The addition of a new tree type also brings a new wood category. You'll get Mangrove Wood after destroying Mangrove Trees. Mangrove Wood has a warm red tint that should add a splash of colour to your builds, and you can use it to craft all of the usual blocks, such as:

  • Wooden Planks
  • Fences
  • Doors
  • Stairs
  • Signs

This should give you the opportunity to get much more creative when building your next house, tower, castle, or any other structure that you feel inspired to create.


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 lists of the best Bedrock seeds and best Java seeds in Minecraft.

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