For new players, digging underground in Minecraft can be scary. There are many scary things that can happen in the dark depths. We are pretty certain you will never forget the time an Enderman entrapped you while you were mining precious diamonds.
These underground areas and caves eventually became one-dimensional. You can only mine for gemstones for so long before the call of the diverse surfaces biomes lures you away from the resources below.
The Minecraft 1.18 update is part two of the complete Caves & Cliffs update. Several new biomes will be introduced into the underground areas. Perhaps the most interesting one so far has been Lush Caves. As of the Minecraft 1.17 update, some of the mobs and blocks are already available. This biome is a welcome refuge from the vicious spiders and relentless monsters that infest the underground areas. It's a place to relax and home to the cutest mob Minecraft has ever seen.
Let us show you what we know about them so far: where to find them, and what awaits you once you get there.
The Lush Caves were added to Minecraft Caves & Cliffs as an underground biome. They are home to colourful plants and flowers, and are a welcome addition to a dark world. You can also find a unique mob here, and you can take it with your underwater adventures.
You can walk around the surface until one of the new azalea tree trees is visible if you want to discover the Lush Caves. These are bush-like trees that grow short and have distinctive lilac leaves. They are also unique because the dirt blocks beneath them have roots growing through them.
These trees can be grown and harvested elsewhere, but only those that are openly generated by the world and found in the open will take you to Lush Caves. You'll find the Lush Caves biome and all the beautiful plants if you dig down around the azalea trees.
Glow berries, a new plant, grows in the Lush Caves biome. These vine-like plants hang from the ceiling and produce bright orange fruits. They are used to lighten the path without the need to place torches.
The glow berries can be harvested and eaten, but it is not known how much they will restore your hunger or if they have other effects. We think they might be possible to grow them in other places, similar to ivy. However, this is speculation based on the similarities of how similar-looking plants work.
A spore blossom is the big pink flower that hangs from the ceiling. They are found on the ceiling of Lush Caves, and when they are open, they send particles down.
Although some particles were added to Minecraft in the Nether update, they have no effect on the game historically. The cool thing about the spore blooms is that they can be taken from the Lush Caves and placed on any ceiling. This is a great way to make your Minecraft houses even more whimsical.
Minecraft players can now explore the Lush Caves and encounter the new Deepslate tiles in a recent snapshot update. These tiles are darker cobblestone colors that can be surrounded by minerals like iron, coal, and even copper. Deepslate can also be home to silverfish, so be cautious when mining.
The axolotl is one of the most adorable mobs that we have ever added to Minecraft. We can't stop gushing about how cute they look in a bucket!
However, looks can be deceiving. This cute little predator is also tough.
The 1.18 update will finally drop and the Axolotls, which are actually underwater cave dwellers, will move to the Lush Caves biome. These animals are closely related to salamanders, and are currently critically endangered in the wild.
The axolotls of Minecraft can be found underwater. They are potential new companions and come in a variety colors. However, they will quickly take out underwater mobs when attacking in large groups. They are particularly effective against underwater guardians.
You will need a few buckets to make your own Axolotl army. Then, transport them back to the base and place them in a pool. Axolotls can't walk on the ground and escape because they are aquatic Minecraft mobs.
Other mobs that can spawn in the Minecraft Lush Caves include:
– Zombie villagers
Slimes (only available in slime chunks).
– Spider Jockeys
– Chicken Jockeys
– Tropical fish
Drip leaf plants are another plant that grows in the Lush caves. They are spindly plants and can grow from soil or water blocks. Their leaves can also be stepped on.
These leaves are unique in that they will droop if they are left on too long. If there is nothing on top of the leaves, they will return to their original position. You won't have to replace them if they droop too much. This could be another feature that you consider for your next Minecraft build.
We are certain there is more to the Lush caves than Mojang has shown us so please come back when they provide more information about the fauna and flora that live in this underground biome. You can also learn more about Minecraft's Warden, a mob that will be arriving in the 1.18 update. It will require some preparation if it hears from you.