Speaker Ganesh

Anandhakrishnan, Ganesh Kumar

Ernakulam, Kerala,


  • The exquisite tropical lotus of India.
  • Latest trends in market for ornamental lotus in India.
  • Will travel


A botany graduate and an avid plant lover. Fascinated by the genus Nelumbo, I started my journey with the lotus since 2012.

With the help of my great friend, water lily and lotus hybridizer, Sri. Somnath Pal, from Mumbai, initiated collection and breeding of Nelumbo and did extensive observation in native Indian Nelumbo genotype.

We also formed a Facebook group ‘Nymphaea and Nelumbo’ for spreading passion and awareness on Lotus and Water lilies among aquatic gardeners and hobbyist.

Registered first hybrid Nelumbo from India with IWGS in 2017.

Presently involved in breeding and developing day neutral Nelumbo for Indian climate. We have launched joint venture liliesnlotus.com, an exclusive website for Lotus and Water lilies.