Breeders in the spotlight

Our Orchid

Every day our team of breeders lovingly and enthusiastically create new and special Phalaenopsis varieties. Besides Labeau’s own varieties, we also present varieties from other leading and inspired breeders such as: Brighten Orchid, CJ Orchids, Clone, Hark/Bremkens, Piko Breeding, Roenbaek and Ter Laak Orchids. In short, a unique and complete range: from excellent standard varieties to special colours and specials. For each grower in every market segment.

‘Together we maintain the image of the orchid’

Meet the Breeder:

CJ Orchids

CJ Orchids’ breeding activities came about as a result of its own needs. They were searching for suitable varieties that fit its approach to growing. The goal is to combine all good qualities in one or more varieties.

During this search, the role of Sion came front. “They were able to draw attention to these breeds worldwide, and they provide us with marketing and sales services. New breeds and experiments are created in close collaboration with my colleague Arie. Together, we discuss the possibilities and results on a weekly basis. Our current focus is on breeding new yellow and purple varieties.”

“The orchid is in constant renewal, which bodes good things for the future. What matters is that we all work together to maintain the orchid’s image at a high level. I also expect the Big Lips range will continue to develop and Sion, with their knowledge and experience, will obviously play a role in that process”, is Van den Heuvel’s conclusion.

The secret behind successful breeding
is seeing things differently

The next step in breeding

Most distinctive and beautiful varieties

Every day our team of breeders lovingly and enthusiastically create new and special Phalaenopsis varieties. It all starts in our nursery, where a selection of the strongest and most distinctive mother plants are housed. With years of experience, knowledge of plants and a good dose of imagination, we make the most beautiful crossings with these plants every year. Each new variety has to meet a significant amount of selection criteria. We look at shelf life, growth quality and distinctiveness in the market.

Thanks to the latest techniques and strict selection criteria, only the most distinctive and beautiful varieties remain. What’s more, together with our customers, we extensively test each new variety in practice. The result after proximately 8 years after the first crossing: the most special and distinctive Phalaenopsis varieties.

This is how we keep on surprising the market and the consumer!

Breeding in pictures

Stektray met orchidee

Breeding Accel

Faster time-to-market

Labeau is active within Breeding Accel: a cooperation between breeding companies KP Holland, Interplant Roses, Schoneveld Breeding, Fresh Forward and Labeau.


Breeding Accel is an innovative knowledge platform in which the companies combine their knowledge and research capacity. The aim is to shorten the time-to-market of plant reproduction materials and to jointly invest in the latest breeding techniques and share knowledge. Our goal is better quality plant reproduction materials and a faster turnaround time of the breeding cycle.

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