Mother of Dragon Plants. This Alocasia got its name from its dragon-like foliage, and needs to be experienced irl. Alocasia Dragon Scale is fast growing and prefers a humid place in your home. Like Alocasia Cuprea, Dragon Scale has a metallic feel to its leaves, but colored in a dark green on the front and a paler green shade on the back. This plant is perfect with our Cleopatra pot.