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Small Dripleaf

This article is about the plant used to grow big dripleaves. For the plant used for platforming, see Big Dripleaf. For the generated feature, see Dripleaf (feature).

A small dripleaf is a plant which generates in lush caves, and is used to grow big dripleaves, a platforming block.


Natural generation

Small dripleaves naturally generate within the lush caves biome.


Small dripleaves can be obtained by trading with a wandering trader, who sometimes may sell 2 small dripleaves for 1 emerald. Note that small dripleaves cannot be farmed as such: Bone meal converts them to a big dripleaf, which can be grown/duplicated with bonemeal, but that does not produce small dripleaves.


A small dripleaf can be obtained by mining it using shears. A small dripleaf drops nothing when mined using any other tool, pushed with a piston or sticky piston, or broken by destroying or moving the block under it. It breaks instantly in all cases.

Block Small Dripleaf
Hardness 0
Breaking time (secs)
Default 0.05
Shears 0.05



Small dripleaf can be placed on top of clay and moss blocks. They can also be placed on dirt, coarse dirt, farmland, grass blocks, podzol, rooted dirt, mycelium, and mud if these blocks are underwater.

Bone Meal

Using bone meal on a small dripleaf causes it to grow into a big dripleaf, from two to five blocks tall. The small dripleaf is consumed in the process, and cannot be retrieved.

Small dripleaves do not grow on their own.


Small dripleaf can be placed into composter and increase compost level by 1 with 30 % chance.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.small_dripleaf.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break0.90.9616
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.small_dripleaf.placesubtitles.block.generic.place0.90.9616
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.small_dripleaf.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.20.616
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.small_dripleaf.fallNone[sound 1]0.450.916
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.small_dripleaf.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.1351.216
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

Data values


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
Small Dripleafsmall_dripleafBlock & Itemlush_plants_replaceable

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Small Dripleafsmall_dripleaf_block591Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

Block states

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
What direction this small dripleaf is facing.
What half of the small dripleaf this block is.
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this small dripleaf.

Bedrock Edition:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
directionNot Supported30
UnsupportedThe direction the small dripleaf faces.
Opposite from the direction a player faces when placing the block.
  • 0: South
  • 1: West
  • 2: North
  • 3: East
upper_block_bitNot Supportedtruefalse
UnsupportedWhat half of the small dripleaf this block is.


Java Edition
October 3, 2020Small Dripleaf (pre release).png Small dripleaves are announced at Minecraft Live 2020.
In preview, small dripleafs can be placed on dirt.
1.1721w05aSmall Dripleaf JE1.png Added small dripleaves.
They can replace any block.
21w06aSmall Dripleaf JE2.png Texture of small dripleaf has been changed.
They no longer replace blocks.
21w11aThe facing direction of small dripleaf blocks is now determined by which direction the player is facing when placing it.
21w13aThe model of the small dripleaf has been tweaked that the texture of the underside of leaves are rotated to correct direction from Small Dripleaf JE2 (facing NWU).png to Small Dripleaf JE3 (facing NWU).png.
21w16aSmall Dripleaf JE3.png The model was slightly changed.
21w17aSmall dripleaves can now be placed on moss blocks.
21w18aBig dripleaves grown from small ones using bone meal are now at least 2 blocks tall, instead of 1.
1.19?Small dripleaves can now be planted on mud if they are underwater.
Bedrock Edition
Caves & Cliffs (experimental)beta Dripleaf BE1.png Added small dripleaves.
1.17.0beta dripleaves can now be placed on dirt, farmland, grass blocks and podzol underwater.
beta small dripleaf can now be composted.
Wandering traders now sell two small dripleaves for an emerald.
beta bone meal to small dripleaves now creates big dripleaves of a random height between one to five blocks.
beta dripleaves can now be placed above moss blocks.
Small dripleaves are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.
1.19.20beta dripleaves can now be destroyed by ravagers.


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