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.

‘Breeder and grower - a golden combination’

Meet the Breeder:

Piko Breeding

The de Koning family has been active in the world of orchids since the 1980s, and started with the breeding process at the end of the 1990s. It deviates from the usual practice by selecting varieties on a practical level.

“Our love for Phalaenopsis and the pursuit of perfection led to the establishment of the breeding branch. The most exceptional varieties are bred for the high segment with a lot of love and devotion. What’s more, experience and a large dose of imagination are core qualities.” ‘Piko varieties’ have exceptionally large flowers, short branch lengths and extravagant colour combinations.

For Piko, peace of mind is the most important reason for bringing successful varieties to Sion. “Sion takes care of the sales and marketing of our improved varieties worldwide, so that we can do what we love best: creating breathtaking new varieties”, says Arno de Koning.

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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