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|First Appearance||Alpha 1.0.11|
|Type of Block||Non-Solid Block; Plant|
|Data Values||Hex: 152 Dec: 338|
Like cacti , sugar cane does not require the land to be tilled beforehand, and removing a lower portion of the plant causes all the sections above it to be destroyed, dropping their items.
Sugar cane will support other blocks placed on top of it, but it will not hold up the player or block the flow of lava and water - when either liquid hits a block of sugar cane from above, it spreads out as if hitting a solid block.
Sugar Cane is a very important necessity, as it is used to make many foods with the use of sugar and also to create paper . Paper created with sugar cane can be used to make various items such as maps and books , which can be used in crafting other important items, like the Enchantment Table .
Like many plant blocks, sugar cane is harvesable, but all sugar cane blocks must be adjacent (next to) to water, and level with it. The cycle of planting them, from a sugar cane item being right clicked on the ground, can be done indefinitely, and the stalks will gradually grow taller. When farming sugar cane, the player must be patient, as bone meal does not affect sugar cane. Resourceful sugar cane farming typically shows the use of several stalks of sugar cane plants ranging from around 10-30 separate stalks at a time.
The most efficient way to farm a crop of sugar cane, which requires the least amount of work, is to only trim the top two segments of a fully-grown, 3 (rarely 4) block high plant and use the stalk segments you loot to plant new sugar cane around the water source. Wait until the entire crop has grown to the full height of 3 blocks high, and then trim off the top 2 segments of each plant (leaving the bottom ones still planted in the ground). Continue to re-visit the crop each time all plants have fully grown, trimming only the top two segments and planting more stalks adjacent to water, as desired.