How to get bamboo in Minecraft

How to get bamboo in Minecraft

How do you find bamboo in Minecraft this post is going to explain the 5 ways to get bamboo in Minecraft?

Uses of Bamboo in Minecraft

Bamboo is a very useful plant that has a lot of different uses

  • It can be crafted into scaffolding that can be used to go up or down when building structures.
  • Bamboo can be crafted into sticks.
  • Bamboo is used to breed panda. There needs to be eight blocks of bamboo within five blocks of the panda and the panda has to be fed bamboo to enter love mode.
  • Bamboo grows about one block every 204 seconds and can grow up to 12 to 16 blocks tall.
  • This is one of the fastest growing plants in Minecraft.
  • Bamboo can be used in the furnace to smelt items one piece of bamboo can smell 0.25 items so it takes 4 pieces of bamboo to smelt an item.

Bamboo is one of the least efficient fuels in Minecraft but because it can be farmed and directly placed into a furnace it is one of the easiest fuels to use.

Now the question is how to get bamboo there are 5 ways to get bamboo in Minecraft.

1. Fishing

In the jungle biome, there is a different loot table than in any other biome for fishing.

Bamboo is in the junk category so there is a 0.8 chance of getting bamboo with an unenchanted fishing rod.

 If you have an enchantment on the fishing rod-like luck of the sea it decreases the chance of getting junk catches and increases the chance of getting treasure catches.

 With the luck of the c3, theres a 0.4 percent chance of getting bamboo from fishing in a jungle biome.

bamboo in Minecraft
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2. Mob drops or killing pandas

In java edition, pandas will drop one bamboo and in bedrock, it is zero to two bamboo.

If you have a looting enchanted sword there is a possible increase in the amount of bamboo when killing a panda.

 It is possible to increase one bamboo per level the maximum level of looting is 3 at level 3 there are possible 3 extra bamboos when killing pandas.

Pandas can be found rarely in jungle biomes they require a light level of 9 or above and be on grass.

Pandas are most common in the bamboo jungles pandas are a neutral mob they attack when hurt but only once.

3. Jungle temple

There are two chests that can have bamboo in the jungle temple.

Jungle temples as the name suggest generate in the jungle specifically the jungle and the jungle hills biomes.

In the java edition, jungle temples can generate in bamboo jungles and hills one of the chests for the jungle temple has a puzzle that you have to solve in order to reveal the chest.

However, if you are impatient it is easy to break blocks to get at the chest.

If you want the solution to the puzzle it is to flick the lever furthest away from the staircase than the one closest to the staircase after that flick the one closest to the staircase and then the one furthest away.

The chest will be revealed on the second layer of the temple on the same side as the puzzle.

There is also a second chest down a hallway behind two traps there are two tripwires that are connected to dispensers that will shoot arrows to disable the tripwire use shears otherwise breaking the tripwire will still trigger the dispensers.

 In these two chests, there is a 51% chance of getting 1-3 pieces of bamboo.

4. Jungle biomes

Bamboo can generate in single shoots or plants within jungle biomes. The bamboo generates more in bamboo variants of the jungle biomes an example of this is the bamboo jungle.

If youre having issues finding jungle biomes you can use the biome finder on or you can use the locate biome command.

If you want to find the jungle biome for yourself biomes will cluster together.

Jungle biomes are in the temperate/lush biomes cluster the biomes in this cluster are:

  • Plains
  • Sunflower plains
  • Forest
  • Flower forest
  • Birch forest
  • Tall birch forest
  • Dark forest
  • Swamp jungle and
  • Mushroom fields.

The other clusters are snowy, cold, dry, and ocean.

Try to look around biomes that group with the jungle and use the other biomes to find the borders where the jungle wont be found this may take a while as the jungle biomes are rare.

5. Shipwreck

Shipwrecks generated in all ocean biomes the bamboo has a 15.6 % chance to have 1-3 pieces in the supply chest.

The supply chest generates at the front of the ship or the bow with shipwrecks it is possible they may be upside down or on their side also pieces of the ship could be missing.

 Shipwrecks could generate with the front of the ship missing and having no supply chest most of the ways to get bamboo involve being in the jungle.

However, this is the one way to get bamboo without having to go into the jungle.

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