Ginkgo biloba is a Chinese indigenous tree that has survived since the Mesozoic era. Ginkgo biloba is an ancient tree and a living fossil. The Ginkgoaceae family, the last of which is this one, has existed for 150 million years or longer. Because Ginkgo trees are trees and not houseplants, they are grown as bonsai indoors. Its bright-green, fan-shaped leaves make it an appealing species.