Cactus is a unique plant in Minecraft that helps you in many ways, and you can build its farm in your yard to get many benefits.
What are the uses of Cactus in Minecraft?
This succulent is very useful for protecting your base from mobs. It doesn’t need light to grow and deal decent damage against mobs. You can use the cactus to decorate your house and village in Minecraft.
Also, you can smelt cactus in a furnace to make green dye and to get some exp points in Minecraft.
Where do you find cactus in Minecraft?
You can find cactus plants spawning in the desert and the badlands. Especially in the desert, you can find them.
How to build a cactus farm in Minecraft
The technique behind collecting cactus is when a cactus touches a block it pops up.
The things required to make a cactus farm in Minecraft are sand, a bucket of water, a hopper, a chest, some fences and some building blocks (preferably glass), and a bunch of cactus.
Firstly, make a space of 11*11 in your yard where you want to make a cactus farm.
Place building blocks around the dirt in the outermost part to create a square. Building blocks can be anything like wood, stone, dirt.
Dig 3 blocks down in the center and place a chest there. It is a space where the cactus will get collected over time.
Now, place a hopper above the chest.
Place sand all over the inside area, leaving 1 block space from each sand block.
Place two blocks over the sand block so that you can put down a fence in each, then put the fence on the side of the block. This way, when the cactus grows, it will break and fall into the ground.
Repeat the same process on the other edge blocks to make it like the pic below.
Place cactus over the sand block.
Place 4 buckets of water at each corner. Then cover the rest of the farm with glasses 2 blocks high and make a slabs roof over it.
The slabs allow the cactus to grow one block higher and pop up into the water, and the flowing water guides the popped cactus automatically to the hopper leading into the chest. So, this is how you can build an efficient and automatic cactus farm in Minecraft effortlessly.