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Green Dye
Green Dye JE3 BE3.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Green dye is a primary color dye.

Obtaining[]

Chest loot[]

Green dye can be found in a desert village house chest.

Smelting[]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe Description
Green Dye Cactus +
Any fuel


1
[Java Edition only]
Green Dye Cactus +
Any fuel


0.2
[Bedrock Edition only]

Trading[]

Wandering traders sell 3 green dye for an emerald.

Usage[]

Like all other dyes, green dye can be:

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Cyan Dye Lapis Lazuli +
Green Dye
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Cyan Dye Blue Dye +
Green Dye
Green Balloon Latex +
Green Dye +
Helium +
Lead

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Green Bed White Bed +
Green Dye


White beds can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Java Edition only]
Green Bed Any Bed +
Green Dye


A bed of any color can be re-dyed using dyes.‌[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Green Candle Candle +
Green Dye


Green Carpet White Carpet +
Green Dye
Green Concrete Powder Green Dye +
Sand +
Gravel
Green Firework Star Gunpowder +
Green Dye +
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Green Glow Stick Polyethylene +
Hydrogen Peroxide +
Green Dye +
Luminol

[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Green Shulker Box Shulker Box or
Any Shulker Box +
Green Dye


The shulker box retains its contents. If it is renamed on an anvil, it also retains its contents.
Green Stained Glass Glass +
Green Dye
Green Stained Glass Pane Glass Pane +
Green Dye
Green Terracotta Terracotta +
Green Dye
Green Wool White Wool +
Green Dye


[Java Edition only]
Green Wool Any Wool +
Green Dye


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Lime Dye Green Dye +
Bone Meal
[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Lime Dye Green Dye +
White Dye
Green Banner pattern Green Dye +
Banner


Green Banner image Green Dye +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple
Enchanted Golden Apple

Loom ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Loom recipe Description
Green Banner pattern White Banner +
Green Dye

Field masoned banner and bordure indented banner don't require banner patterns.‌[Java Edition only]
Green Banner image White Banner +
Green Dye +
Banner Pattern

Exceptions:
  1. Globe banner pattern;‌[Java Edition only]
  2. Field masoned and bordure indented banner patterns.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Trading[]

Expert level shepherd villagers have 16 chance to buy 12 green dye for an emerald.‌[Bedrock Edition only] Expert level shepherds have a 27 chance to buy 12 green dye for 1 emerald.‌[Java Edition only]

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Green Dyegreen_dyeItemitem.minecraft.green_dye

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDAlias ID (BE)Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Green Dyegreen_dyedye / 2351Itemitem.dye.green.name

Video[]

History[]

Java Edition Beta
1.2Green Dye JE1 BE1.png Added cactus green, together with all other dyes.
Java Edition
1.3.11.3Green Dye JE2 BE2.png The texture of cactus green has been changed.
1.4.212w34aAdded the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.
1.4.612w49aCactus green can be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.113w19aStained clay can now be crafted.
1.7.213w41aStained glass can now be crafted.
1.814w30aAdded banners, which can be dyed.
1.1116w39aAdded the ability to dye shulker boxes.
1.1217w06aCactus green can now be used to craft green concrete powder.
17w15aAdded the ability to dye beds.
1.1317w47aThe different data values for the dye ID have now been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.
1.1418w43a"Cactus Green" has been renamed to "Green Dye".
Green Dye JE3 BE3.png The texture of green dye has been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.3.0Green Dye JE1 BE1.png Added cactus green. It is currently unobtainable and has no usage.
v0.3.2Cactus green is now obtainable by smelting cacti in a furnace. It still has no usage.
v0.4.0Cactus green can now be used to craft cyan dye, lime dye, and green wool.
v0.8.0build 2Green Dye JE2 BE2.png The texture of green dye has been changed.
v0.14.0build 1Cactus green can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Cactus green can now be used to dye shulkers.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Cactus green can now be used to dye beds, shulker boxes, and craft concrete powder.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Cactus green can now be used to craft stained glass, patterns on banners, and firework stars.
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Cactus green can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.10"Cactus Green" has been renamed to "Green Dye".
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Green dye are now sold by wandering traders.
Green Dye JE3 BE3.png The texture of green dye has been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Green dye can now be found in desert village house chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Green dye can be sold to shepherd villagers.
1.16.100beta 1.16.100.56The ID of green dye has been changed from dye/2 to green_dye.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.00 Patch 1Green Dye JE1 BE1.png Added cactus green.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.83"Cactus Green" has been renamed to "Green Dye".
1.90Green Dye JE3 BE3.png The texture of green dye has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Green Dye JE1 BE1.png Added cactus green.

Issues[]

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