· John Heider's Answer
· Ricki-You don't have to root this plant before putting it in the ground.The Sempervivum, Houseleek, sends out a flexible stolon or umbilical cord from the adult plant or hen. The new plants or chicks grow from the end of this stolon or cord. I'm assuming you have a new off shut or chick still attached to this stolon. The new chicks will normaly start to develop roots still attacked to the stolon and can be cut from the stolon and planted. Evidently your chick hasn't developed roots yet, but you can plant the stolen in the ground. You can put the end of the stolon into extremely well drained soil. It will root on its own quickly. Keep the soil moist, not wet, until it starts rooting then cut back on the water. Once established the soil should be allowed to dry out somewhat before being watered again. They are very tolerant of poor soils, but have to be very well drained. They do not like constantly wet soils. In their natural invironment they like full sun and grow in rock crevises, sandy, rocky, gritty soils.
Hope this has helped.)