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How To Find And Grow Glow Lichen In Minecraft?

Glow lichen is a new, non-solid, light-emitting plant in Minecraft. You can grow thi smoss on side of a solid block in Minecraft.

Glow Lichen made its debut in Minecraft with the 1.17 Caves and Cliffs update and it has quickly risen in popularity among gamers. In today’s article, we show you how to find and grow Glow Lichen in Minecraft. Keep reading.

How to Find and Grow Glow Lichen in Minecraft?


Glow Lichen Minecraft Guide

In order to begin the process of growing Glow lichen in Minecraft, the lichen needs to first be discovered. Read the points below to know how you can find Glow lichen in Minecraft:

How to Find Glow Lichen


  • Finding Glow Lichen in Minecraft can be a slightly time-consuming process because of how rare it is to find.
  • Glow lichen is spawned naturally across Minecraft on blocks like stone, andesite, diorite, granite, calcite, tuff, deep slate, and underground dripstone.
  • They can also be found in caves, underwater, and even in oceans despite spawning more frequently in ravines.

How to Obtain Glow Lichen

  • Once you find Glow lichen on any one of the environments and elements mentioned above, you can extract them by shearing them.
  • Those playing the Java Edition of Minecraft need to note that upon breaking the lichen with an axe at high speed, they will not be able to collect the resultant fallen lichen.
  • Bedrock Edition players of Minecraft on the other hand will be able to collect fallen lichen.


How to Grow Lichen

  • As lichen does not spread naturally in Minecraft, you can cause lichen to spread and grow on your own.
  • You can grow lichen by using bone meal on a block that has lichen growing on it.
  • Once you use bone meal on such a block, the lichen will begin to spread to an adjacent block in a random direction.
  • Upon adding bone meal, lichen will not grow diagonally.
    they will only spread to the top and adjacent directions of the original block.

What are the uses of Glow Lichen?


  • Glow lichen has a light level of 7. They are thus used as a source of light in Minecraft.
  • Glow lichen can also be used on a composter. Doing this results in a 50% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
  • You can also farm glow lichen if you don’t want to go through the trouble of searching for them.

Do not forget to check our guide on how to develop Honeycomb in Minecraft.