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Cactus, based on the Prickly Pear

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK3CLeMM0CQ&list=PLZHdY_46KnYsFrVOYVlfjYlJeRVrhm7QR

    I see cactus in this MINECON Live's 2019 vote.

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    Bilbo Baggins commented
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    I think that there should only be one type of cactus, but prickly pear could grow on the side like cocoa beans.

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    I think it would be great to have this specific cactus.  The fruit could create Magenta Dye, since the color is so vibrant.

     

    I love all the suggestions here.  From the way it grows, from being able to eat two parts of the plant.  Maybe using shears to take of the spines (which in itself could be used for something.  Perhaps a Thorns Potion??)

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    Also get this, how about cactus fruit pie in the game.

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    wesley hardin commented
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    I hope this idea gets more traction

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    SO HAPPY this got the green light!  A lot of people assume that it is just a cactus variant, but the description ClayGoddessSari came up with would make it so much more.

    I hope we get the introduction of Prickly Pears and Nopales.  Two food sources!  Grilled Nopales would look awesome on a campfire!

    What's also great about this cactus is that it has several stages of growth.  They could be similar to the berry bush and have several growth stages.   Beautiful red/orange/yellow flowers come first, and then later they make way for fruits.  Cut the fruits off, and then the small nopales, and leave the larger segments to grow more.  From what I read from harvesters online its a patience trick.  The larger the plant, the more it'll produce in a given year. 

    I made the suggestion a year ago that the prickly pear could be used as a dye.  And I've read online that this is an actual thing irl.  Be nice if they could give 4 dye per pear, since there would be so much juice.

    I believe both of them require careful removal of the thorns?  I'm thinking shears would make sense to remove them.  I still like the idea of using them for a Potion of Thorns.

    One final note on my rough google research:  There appears to be green and dark purple variants of this cactus.  And even on the same plant.  There's an idea!   (Though maybe that is asking for too much.)

    --Mark Abernathy

     

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    One last comment.   From everything I read online, this plant is a fascinating "segmented" plant.   The nopales, the flowers, the fruits.  It really screams "minecraft" in the way it actually grows irl.

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    EnderKillmen commented
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    Cool also need aloe vera, pitaya, agave

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    EnderKillmen commented
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    Yuca too but dont think it a cactus

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    jillfmd commented
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    I think Minecraft really needs more plants and then desert has no life

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    Asheritis21 commented
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    this is gold

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    Roydibaba commented
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    Maybe just new Cactus textures overall...the old ones are ok but plain imo

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    You could shear off the spines or pricks of the cactus and then right click and farm the fruit

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    Thomas Still commented
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    I agree with this idea. I hope that they add the prickly pear fruit as well

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    That's dragon fruit

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    Thomas Still commented
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    The dragon fruit and the prickly pair fruit are actually completely different things look it up on youtube, it’s true!

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    Make it so you can put the despined prickly pear in a crafting table to mash it. You could add sugar and a bottle to make it be jelly and you could put that in a crafting table to make toast which fills more food shanks than normal bread does! Also make more types of jelly for different colors of jelly on the toast!

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    Make it so you can put the despined prickly pear in a crafting table to mash it. You could add sugar and a bottle to make it be jelly and you could put that in a crafting table to make toast which fills more food shanks than normal bread does! Also make more types of jelly for different colors of jelly on the toast!

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    MJ Aldridge24 commented
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    And we can put them it pots

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    Cacti could be stripped like trees. These could be new decorative blocks and therefore a use for cacti as they currently have no use.

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    HealthyBoii04 commented
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    i would love to see aloe vera, it could be used in health potions and maybe some new type of healing method? :)

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    Dragon21LAT commented
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    Yeah fruits on cactus. Bigger nicer cactus as well.

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    benjamin fb commented
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    Sería genial que en minecraft incluye nuevas especies de cactaceas. Podrían también agregar el Cactus Saguaro.

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    benjamin fb commented
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    También sería genial que agreguen arboles de desierto, como el Mezquite, Tamarisco y acacias espinosas, que claven. Ya que se me hace muy extraño ver Robles en el desierto y en el bioma de mesa.

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    kyle marten commented
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    Ooh, and instead of magenta dye which someone said maybe it would make a new type of dye

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    I would want a prickly pear to be able to be added to potions, for a new potion effect, or just like swiftness to help you in a desert, as well as eaten because makes sense 

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    MoonyLupin28 commented
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    I think they should be like cocoa beans where they grow o; he sides and they should create magenta dye!

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    OBESECOD909 commented
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    These cactuses should give you a fruit that protects you from phantom attacks.

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    Yes. I definitely agree that the deserts need more flavour, and more cactuses would be the best way to approach that. Camels in deserts would be awesome too!

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    Other than just the Prickly Pear cactus, there should be Saguaros! instead of just cactus blocks, maybe a more realistic Saguaro cactus should replace it.
    Some other cool drought tolerant desert plants would be:

    Agaves- You could get Agave nectar in a bottle similar to honey

    Yuccas- You could harvest the root for food

    Barrel Cacti- They get edible yellow fruits (Ferocacti)

    Smaller cacti- species like Mammillaria, Gymnocalycium, or Parodias

    Ocotillo- A multi stemmed succulent with orange flowers that are edible, and maybe ocotillo fences also

    Aloe Vera- Can be eaten or be used for healing potions in the game.

    The Prickly pear I think should be able to be potted as well as any other plants added to the update

    I really like like cacti and other succulents. Sorry if there’s too much.