However, it is an important host plant for the Leopard Lacewing butterfly. In fact, this plant has become so important to me because this butterfly is a permanent feature of our Butterfly Garden enclosure.
So I had this plant grown in a few areas of HortPark. Previously a batch of these plants at the Recycling Garden was growing very well but after our introduction of the butterfly pupae to this cluster, they completely decimated this plant. We learnt that there are 2 variations of this plant - a smooth-leaved one and a hairy leaved one. Apparently, it peseems the butterfly only prefers the smooth-leaved type.