This Minecraft tutorial explains the Lush Caves biome with screenshots.

In Minecraft, you will spawn into worlds with unique weather, animals, and plants. These regions are known as biomes. Let’s explore the Lush Caves biome in Minecraft.


In Minecraft, the Lush Caves is a biome in the Overworld that was introduced in the Caves & Cliffs Update: Part I and then further refined in Caves & Cliffs Update: Part II. Although the Lush Caves biome has unique items like azalea trees above ground, this biome is best explored deep beneath the ground where there is an intricate underground cave system filled with natural vegetation.

Let’s explore the characteristics of the Lush Caves biome.


The weather in the Lush Caves biome has average precipitation above ground and no precipitation underground in the cave systems.


In the Lush Caves biome, you will find azalea trees above ground:

Look for the the rooted dirt under the azalea trees and follow the rooted dirt down to the cave system below.


Above Ground Vegetation

The vegetation found above ground in the Lush Caves biome consists of:

Item Description
Azalea Leaves
Flowering Azalea Leaves

Underground Vegetation

The vegetation found underground in the Lush Caves biome consists of:

Item Description
Flowering Azalea
Spore Blossom
Moss Block
Rooted Dirt
Hanging Roots
Small Dripleaf
Big Dripleaf
Glow Berries


In this biome, you will find blocks such as grass blocks:

Item Description
Grass Block

Other Standard Blocks

If you dig down far enough in the Lush Caves biome, you will find the standard Minecraft building blocks such as stone, coal ore, iron ore, gold ore, diamond ore, redstone ore, copper ore:


In the Lush Caves biome, there is some wildlife such as axolotls and bats:

Biome ID for Lush Caves

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, the Lush Caves biome has the following Minecraft ID values:

Minecraft ID Version
minecraft:lush_caves 1.17 – 1.19.2

See a complete list of Biome IDs that is interactive and searchable.

  • Minecraft ID is the biome’s Internal ID that is used in game commands such as /locatebiome command.
  • Dimension is the dimension that the biome can be found (such as the Overworld, Nether, or End).
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID is valid for.

Lush Caves Seeds

You can use a seed to create a world where you spawn near a Lush Caves biome:

Lush Caves Seeds (Java Edition)

Lush Caves Seeds (Bedrock Edition)

Other Biome Tutorials

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