Blue Orchids: Minecraft’s Special Flower

Blue Orchid is a type of flower that was added in Minecraft version 1.7, specifically in update 0.9.0. It is a non-solid, stackable block (up to 64), switchable between hands or placed on the ground.

Where can I find it:

Blue Orchid can only be found in swamp biomes or snowless taiga biomes. This makes it rarer than, say, poppies or dandelions. They can also be obtained by using Bone Meal on a Grass Block in the aforementioned biomes. It is also unique in that it cannot be found in forests, plains, or, most surprisingly, flower forests, like normal flowers can.

Blue Orchids

How can I break it:

You can easily break the flower and pick it up by simply left-clicking on the block.

What can I craft with it:

Blue Orchids can be used to craft light blue dye in the following way:

  • Open crafting table or player inventory.
  • Place blue orchrid in any of the empty fields.
  • Pick up the blue dye.

If confused, follow the picture for visual instruction.

Blue Orchids: Making Dye

Blue Orchids can also be used to craft suspicious stew. It can be done in the following way:

  • Open crafting table.
  • Place brown mushroom, red mushroom and blue orchrid in the first row.
  • Place a bowl in the middle field in the second row.
  • Pick up suspicious stew.

If confused, follow the picture for visual instruction.

Blue Orchids: Making Suspicious Stew

What can I use it for:

Blue Orchid has more usage than being a decoration block as it is. For example:

Potted Plant, made with just placing a pot on the ground and placing a flower inside it. Any flower can be placed inside the pot, but Blue Orchid is also an option.

Bees Breeding, possible with just right-clicking on any two nearby bees, forcing them to breed. Can be achieved with any flower type, including Blue Orchids.

Composter fill, possible with right-clicking while holding the flower to obtain the bone meal after the composter is full.

Thank you for reading, and happy building!

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