Even worse- It has to be in Soulsand, in the Nether, with you close by. I made a little farm where I can go afk or kill zombie pigmen for exp while waiting. It yields like wheat- where if you pick it before fully grown it only gives you back the one you planted. If you wait until its third stage, where it looks like several red phalluses with little white spots, then it'll give you something like 1-5.
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I blame Minecraft for the letters on my W, A, S, & D keys being completely gone.
Here's my netherwart farm. The wart is planted in soul sand, and the entire room is brightly lit. Some of it wasn't growing until I stuck the glowstone to the ceiling. It's also spread out across four different chunks, which seems to get me faster returns and better yeilds, and I have alot more than I need now. I go ghast hunting while I wait for it to grow.
Of course, this is the downside of having such a large open area. Thank god the ceiling isn't high enough for the ghasts to spawn.