Mangrove swamps are somewhat rare variants of swamp biomes introduced in the 1.19 update of Minecraft. They are typically found closer to warmer biomes like jungles and deserts. These swamps are full of vines, watery paths, and croaking frogs. Mangrove swamps are also the only place where you can find mangrove wood spawning naturally.
When trying to find new biomes, the best advice is to keep searching. In the case of Mangrove Swamps, you can find them closer to warmer biomes like deserts or jungles. Keep your eyes peeled for dense foliage and use a map to track where you have and haven’t been.
Mangrove swamps are uncommon biomes, which means it can take a decent amount of time to find them. Use a bed to skip through nights, ride a horse to traverse land quickly, and make use of a spyglass to see from a distance.
You will mainly want to find Mangrove Swamps for tracking down frogs. Mangrove Swamps are home to bees and frogs, but they also feature the typical group of hostile mobs. Frogs are one of the most important finds in Mangrove Swamps as they give you access to spawning a pool of frogs yourself.
Getting access to a big group of frogs will ensure you have a steady supply of froglight for your builds. You will need to set up different colors of frogs to obtain the different colors of froglight.
If you find mangrove trees, you can certainly find some propagules growing underneath the leaves of these trees. These propagules function like saplings, but they can also be planted underwater.
While these propagules seem more resilient than regular saplings, they also take much longer to grow. Don’t be discouraged if your mangrove trees do not grow immediately, give them more time and they will grow eventually.
Congratulations, you now know just about everything there is to know about Mangrove Swamps. This new biome introduced in the 1.19 update to Java Minecraft comes with frogs, a new type of wood, and adds an entirely new biome to explore. While they can be difficult to find at times, they are surely worth the trouble.