Our Ipe planters and outdoor furnishings will transform an space you are looking to upgrade. IPE is an excellent outdoor wood. It is a popular choice for hardwood decking, siding, and patio furniture. Its high concentration of tannic acid and natural oils make it resistant to fire, rot, mold, insects, and fungus. IPE is extremely hard so it resists surface scratches. IPE can be expected to last 25 years or more outside.