How to find Lush Caves in Minecraft

A whole underground biome.

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Lush Caves are meant to be an underground environment that you can find in Minecraft. They’re full of big drip leaves, flowering azalea blocks, cave vines, spore blossoms, rooted dirt, and much more. But you have to find a lush cave to locate these items, and finding them can be tricky. It requires a lot of digging. An excellent way to know you’re on the right track is to look for an Azalea Tree. Lush Caves and Azalea Trees have arrived for Minecraft’s 1.18 update. Where do you need to go to find a Lush Cave in Minecraft?

The Azalea Tree is a big red flag that you’re standing on a lush cave. These trees typically grow on top of lush caves in a plains biome, but they spawn on any location with a Dirt or Glass block available to them. You’ll have to do some searching around the above ground to make it easier to find them, but you can also search by digging around in the earth and searching.

When you’ve locked on to the Azalea Tree, all you have to do now is dig down, and you should find the Lush Cave directly below it. The Azalea Tree’s roots dig down into the cave, filling it with life, and you can find a variety of valuable items that you wouldn’t be able to locate elsewhere. You’ll be able to find a variety of exclusive items down here, such as small and big dripleaves, cave vines, spore blossoms, glow berries, and potentially another Azalea Tree, if there’s enough space for one down there.