Hanging roots are a natural decorative block found underground in the lush caves biome.
Hanging roots can generate inside a lush cave beneath an azalea tree on the surface above. Using bone meal on rooted dirt causes hanging roots to grow below the block. Hanging roots may be obtained by using a hoe on rooted dirt, transforming the rooted dirt into normal dirt in the process.
Hanging roots can be destroyed with any tool or by hand instantly, but can only be collected using shears. In Bedrock Edition, any Silk Touch tool also works.[verify]
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They can only be placed on the underside of a block.
Placing hanging roots into a composter has a 30% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|None[sound 1]||Entity-Dependent||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Footsteps||Entity-Dependent||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.35||0.5|
|Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Players||Walking on the block||0.17||1.0|
|Players||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|Players||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.14||1.0|
|Hanging Roots||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Hanging Roots||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|October 3, 2020||Hanging roots are shown unnamed as part of lush caves at Minecraft Live 2020.|
|1.17||21w05a||Added hanging roots.|
|February 5, 2021||JAPPA tweets an image of an alternate hanging roots texture.|
|February 9, 2021||JAPPA tweets an image of new hanging roots texture.|
|1.17||21w06a||The texture of hanging roots has been updated.|
|21w10a||Hanging roots can now generate in the lush caves.|
|21w11a||Hanging roots now generate when bone meal is used on rooted dirt, making them renewable.|
|Hanging roots now renders randomly offset.|
|Removing the support block for it no longer allows it to float.|
|21w17a||Hanging roots can now be waterlogged.|
|21w20a||Hanging roots can now be obtained by using a hoe on rooted dirt.|
|1.17.1||Pre-release 1||Hanging roots items are now properly sized.|
|Caves & Cliffs (experimental)||beta 126.96.36.199||Added hanging roots.|
|1.17.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Can now be composted.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Hanging roots are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.|
|1.19.20||beta 220.127.116.11||Hanging roots can now be destroyed by ravagers.|
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