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Aether Grass
Display GotV-Aether Grass.png
Grid layout None (small).png
Grid GotV-Aether Grass.png
Transparent No
Luminance 0
Blast Resistance 3
Tool Shovel
Renewable No
Stackable Yes (64)
Flammable No
Drops GotV-aetherDirt.png Aether Dirt (1)
Data Value See Data values
ID Name See Data values

Disambig.png This article is about the block with grass on it. For the plant, see Tall Aether Grass.

Aether Grass is a block that makes up the surface of the Aether's islands.


Aether Grass does not require a shovel to mine it and can be mined with a player's bare hands, however it will not drop itself unless mined with a shovel that has the Silk Touch enchantment.

Block GotV-aetherGrass side.png Aether Grass
Hardness 0.6
Tool Shovel
Breaktex.png Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.9
Skyroot 0.45
Holystone 0.25
Zanite[note 2] 0.15 - 0.05
Gravitite 0.1
Valkyrie 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
  2. Times in order are the slowest to fastest mining speeds based on the tool's durability.

Natural generation[]

Aether Grass makes up the majority of the Aether's islands, along with Holystone. It can be found all over islands, typically covering the first surface layer before Aether Dirt, and then Holystone.


Similar to vanilla Minecraft's grass, naturally generated Aether Grass will spread to nearby Aether Dirt blocks if the conditions are correct for it to do so.


Aether Grass can be used to grow Aether plants and trees, and breaks at the same speed as Overworld grass. It is not possible to grow any Overworld plants on Aether Grass. Ambrosium Shards can be right clicked on placed Aether Grass to automatically convert it into Enchanted Aether Grass.

If Bone Meal is used on an Aether Grass block, Flowers, Tall Aether Grass, Berry Bush Stems, and Orange Trees have a chance to spawn up to seven blocks away.

Data values[]

Block Namespaced ID Numeric ID
GotV-aetherGrass side.png Aether Grass aether:aetherGrass 168


Aether II: Highlands Alpha
Initial release Introduced.
1.7.10-1.2 Silk Touch bug with Aether Grass fixed