November 11, 2022
Minecraft 1.18 brings all the glory of Caves & Cliffs to bear. Players can also find a new decorative brick in rooted dirt.
Rooted dirt blocks are a bit different to the normal Minecraft block. It is not able to have mycelium or grass grow on it. Rooted dirt is similar to coarse dirt but, as its name suggests, it can also grow hanging roots. Minecraft players can manually grow roots from the underside by using bone meal on the block.
Players in Minecraft 1.18 will need to look for azalea trees if they want to find roots dirt blocks in Survival Mode. Azalea trees are often identified by purple flowers in their leaves. They are rare and can generate more than lush cave biomes. Although they look similar to oak trees in appearance, their leaves and trunks grow in slightly different patterns than normal oaks.
In Minecraft 1.18, underground lush caves are common in forested biomes. So players might want to start their hunt for azaleas trees there. In a forest biome dotted with trees, the irregular growth patterns and flowers that azaleas display should be a significant visual clue. Once they have located their azalea tree, players can dig beneath it to uncover the rooted dirt.
Azalea trees have extensive root systems that can reach down into lush caves and possibly even further if the conditions are right. Digging beneath an azalea tree can be a great way to obtain rooted dirt. Players who are in lush cave biomes may also be able dig up towards a rooted Azalea tree.
Minecraft gamers should be diligent in digging between the azalea trees and the cave to find the bounty of rooted dirt blocks they desire.
Players who find azalea branches in the Overworld can apply bonemeal to them, potentially transforming them into azalea tree. This will allow you to access the new block by replacing the dirt beneath the bush with rooted soil.