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Mangrove roots are blocks that form as part of mangrove trees. Despite being a full block, they can be waterlogged.



Mangrove roots can be broken by hand, but using an axe is quickest. Mangrove roots drop themselves when broken with any tool.

Block Mangrove Roots
Hardness 0.7
Breaking time[A]
Default 1.05
Wooden 0.55
Stone 0.3
Iron 0.2
Diamond 0.15
Netherite 0.15
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[]

Mangrove roots are generated in mangrove swamp biomes.


When mangrove propagules grow, they develop roots that can vary in size.


Mangrove roots can be waterlogged, despite being a full block. Water does not spread out‌[Java Edition only] and waterlogged mangrove roots follow the same mechanics as any other waterlogged block.

Mobs do spawn on mangrove roots.


Redstone circuits can pass their power level through mangrove roots and power other redstone components that are adjacent to the block, even when waterlogged.‌[Java Edition only]

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Muddy Mangrove Roots Mud +
Mangrove Roots


Mangrove roots have a 30% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.

Note blocks[]

Mangrove roots can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass" sounds.


When used in a furnace as fuel, mangrove roots last 15 seconds (smelting up to 1.5 items).‌[JE only]


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.mangrove_roots.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.250.9616
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.mangrove_roots.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.250.9616
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.mangrove_roots.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.06250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.mangrove_roots.fallNone[sound 1]0.1250.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.mangrove_roots.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.03751.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.mangrove_roots.break0.40.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placedblock.mangrove_roots.place0.251.0-1.2
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.mangrove_roots.hit0.10.5
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.mangrove_roots.fall0.41.0
BlocksWalking on the blockblock.mangrove_roots.step0.11.0
BlocksJumping from the blockblock.mangrove_roots.step0.11.0
BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageblock.mangrove_roots.fall0.11.0

Data values[]


Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierFormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Mangrove Rootsmangrove_rootsBlock & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.mangrove_roots.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this mangrove roots.


October 16, 2021Mangrove Roots (pre-release) Mangrove roots are shown at Minecraft Live 2021 as part of mangrove swamps.
Java Edition
1.1922w11aMangrove Roots JE1 BE1 Added mangrove roots.
22w15aMangrove roots are now compostable.[1]
22w17aMangrove Roots JE2 Changed its block model, to add shading and make the inner faces have the same size with the outter faces.
1.20pre2Are now grouped with logs rather than leaves in the Creative inventory.
Bedrock Edition
1.19.0beta Roots JE1 BE1 Added mangrove roots.


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