Minecraft How To

How To Grow Mushrooms In Minecraft (And Find Them)

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to grow mushrooms in Minecraft. Learn step-by-step how to plant mushrooms and grow them into giant mushrooms!

You can grow both huge brown mushrooms and huge red mushrooms in Minecraft. Let's learn how!

How To Grow Mushrooms Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we grow a giant red and brown mushroom step-by-step. We also cover where you can find mushrooms, as well.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Grow Mushrooms

  • Podzol or mycelium
  • Small red mushroom or brown mushroom
  • Bonemeal (optional)

How To Grow Mushrooms In Minecraft

1. Place Down The Podzol Or Mycelium

First, we need to place down a block of podzol and/or mycelium. In our example, we will place down a block of each and grow a red mushroom on one and a brown mushroom on the other.

Be sure you pick a spot that is nice and open, otherwise, the mushrooms will not grow into giant mushrooms. More specifically, the three blocks above the small mushroom being grown must be clear, and a 7×7×3 high area above that must be clear, as well.

Place Down The Podzol Or Mycelium

2. Plant The Mushrooms

Once you have placed the podzol or mycelium blocks down, plant a small red or brown mushroom on top of the block.

Plant The Mushrooms

3. Grow Them Into Giant Mushrooms

After planting the mushrooms, it's time to make them grow! With your bonemeal selected, simply tap the mushrooms a few times.

How to grow mushrooms in minecraft

Congrats, you now have a giant mushroom! The height of your mushroom will vary, with most being between 5 and 7 blocks high. There is a ~5% chance that your mushroom will grow to a height of 13 blocks when fed with bonemeal.

Small mushrooms are an important crafting ingredient that can be used to make fermented spider eye, mushroom stew, rabbit stew, and suspicious stew.

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