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This article is about the block that can grow into a mangrove tree, similar to a sapling. For the block used to grow azalea tree, see Azalea. For the sapling used to grow bamboo, see Bamboo shoot.

A mangrove propagule is a block that can be grown into a mangrove tree, similar to a sapling.



Mangrove propagules can be broken instantly using any tool, including the player's fist, but only blocks with block states hanging=false always drop themselves. When hanging=true, depending on the age, the chance of drop is different. On age=0-3, they drop nothing. But on age=4, they have a chance[more information needed] to drop themselves.

Natural generation[]

Hanging mangrove propagules generate under leaf blocks of mangrove trees that spawn in mangrove swamps.


Applying bone meal to a block of mangrove leaves with a space underneath produces a hanging mangrove propagule with age=0.


In Java Edition, a mangrove propagule is sold by the wandering trader for 5 emeralds.


Growing trees[]

See also: Tree

A hanging mangrove propagule cannot grow into a tree.

Like saplings, mangrove propagules can grow only if a player is within a certain radius, even in loaded chunks.

Also as with saplings, mangrove propagules have two growth stages (with no visible difference between them) before growing into trees. When a tree is to be grown, a height is chosen and then the ground and space are checked; if the ground is bad or there is not space for the chosen height, the tree does not grow. Bone meal can be used to speed up the growth of the sapling, even to grow the tree without sufficient light.

Mangrove propagules can be placed all variants of dirt (except dirt paths) or moss blocks, as well as on mud. it requires a light level of at least 9. A mangrove also requires at least 6 empty spaces above the propagule. The height of the tree depends on how far the roots can spread horizontally. The roots can spread up to 5 blocks away from the propagule. It requires at least one solid block within the 9×9×9 cube directly underneath and centered on the sapling outside the column where the sapling is, and solid blocks for the bottoms of the roots to land on within 11 blocks below the sapling in a 9×9 area. The farther the solid blocks are below the sapling, the more attempts it takes to generate a suitable tree shape. Mud does not count as a solid block.

Dirt blocks in the space above the propagule are an exception. Dirt blocks do not stop the tree from growing. The dirt remains in place and the rest of the tree generates normally around it (it is possible to grow a tree that contains only one log block at the original sapling location, with a column of dirt above where the rest of the trunk should be and leaves spreading out from it). In Java Edition, all types of log block and wood block and their stripped versions are also treated like dirt blocks (they don't stop growth). In Bedrock Edition, log and wood blocks are treated like other block types and stop the tree from growing if they are above it.

When a propagule on a grass block grows into a tree, the grass block becomes a dirt block.


Bees engage in a pollinating behavior with mangrove propagules, increasing the honey level in beehives and bee nests by 1.


Mangrove propagules can be fed to bees for breeding, and reduce the remaining growth duration of baby bees by 10%. Bees also follow a player holding a mangrove propagule.


Mangrove propagules can be placed in a flower pot.


Mangrove propagules can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 0.5 items per sapling.


Placing a mangrove propagule into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1. A stack of saplings yields an average of 2.74 bonemeal.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.grass0.70.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.grass0.80.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.grass0.30.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.grass0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.grass0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.grass0.111.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.grass0.211.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

Mangrove Propagulemangrove_propagule

Bedrock Edition:

Mangrove Propagulemangrove_propagule

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
[more information needed]
If the mangrove propagule is hanging from a mangrove leaves.
Specifies the sapling's growth stage.
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this mangrove propagule.


Java Edition
October 16, 2021Mangrove Propagule (pre-release) Mangrove propagules are shown at Minecraft Live 2021.
1.1922w11aMangrove Propagule JE1 BE1 Mangrove Propagule (item) JE1 BE1 Added mangrove propagules.
22w14aDue to the addition of the mangrove tree and mangrove swamp, mangrove propagules are now obtainable and renewable.
22w15aWandering traders now sell mangrove propagules.
Bedrock Edition
1.19.0beta Propagule JE1 BE1 Mangrove Propagule (item) JE1 BE1 Added mangrove propagule.


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