Sugar Cane, also known as Reeds or Papyrus, is an item in Minecraft. Its unique property is that it will only grow on Sand or Dirt directly adjacent to Water. It is used in the crafting of Sugar and Paper
Sugar Cane

Some Sugar Cane.


  • When put in a row of 3, it makes 3 Paper.
  • When put in a crafting grid, it makes 1 Sugar.


  • Sugar Cane was originally called Reeds or Papyrus.
  • Even though player-planted Sugar Cane will pop out when the water beside it freezes into Ice, natural Sugar Cane can live next to ice in Tundra, Taiga, or Ice Plains Spikes biomes.
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    Two stalks of Sugar Cane generated by a river in a Taiga Biome.

  • Sugar Cane's texture was changed in 1.7 to a much darker green.

Natural Blocks
Surface DirtGrass BlockPodzolMyceliumGrassless DirtSandGravelClayMoss StoneWoodRed SandPacked IceSnowSnow (Cover)IceWaterLava
Underground StoneCoal OreIron OreGold OreLapis Lazuli OreDiamond OreRedstone OreEmerald Ore
Dimension Specific NetherrackSoul SandGlowstoneNether Quartz OreEnd Stone
Structure Specific CobblestoneWood PlanksFenceNether Brick (Block)Stone BrickMossy Stone BrickCracked Stone BrickChiseled Stone BrickTorchSea LanternDark PrismarinePrismarine BricksPrismarineGlass Pane
Decoration FernLarge FernTall GrassDouble TallgrassLilacPeonyRose BushSunflowerPoppyDandelionBlue OrchidAlliumAzure BluetOxeye DaisyTulipLily PadSugar CaneVinesCactus

Raw Materials
Base Blaze RodCharcoalClay (Item)CoalCocoa BeanDiamondEggEmeraldFlintGlowstone DustGold NuggetGunpowderInk SacLapis LazuliLeatherNether QuartzNether StarPrismarine CrystalPrismarine ShardRabbit's FootRabbit HideSeedsStringSugar Cane
Crafted Bone MealBookBowlBrick (Item)CharcoalDyeGold IngotNether Brick (Item)StickSugarWheat

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