i'm very interested with the whole concept of propagation so i thought I would try with my echeveria.
Can anyone tell me if this is considered a "clean cut"
Yes indeed, you should be well on your way to propagating a new plantlet for your collection. Nice job.
Now do you just leave it out or do you stick the cut end in moist soil to get roots?
Keep itin indirect light and mist it . One can put it insoil , but dry soil lightly misted till the roots appear.