e, yes, please post a pic
i re-read your first post...and your additional one.
it could be that the woody stem is normal for the plant
and not an indication of it being in bad shape.
how often are you watering it? hopefully not more than once a week. i say that because it's natural to over-water a plant
that doesn't look good. which is fine for some plants
as more frequent watering is the answer. for others, tho, more frequent watering can actually cause more problems!
so, first thing is we need to identify what you've got!!!
rooting cuttings is pretty easy - and hardly any work, either! most plants
can be put in water (with or without rooting hormone or plant
food) and they will readily start producing roots within a week or so. most succulents
cuttings prefer being put directly in the soil - they can take a while to start sending out roots, tho. then there are other plants
that can be put in either and they will start forming roots.