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Beheaded echeveria and see brown in the stem, is it rot?

I have an Echeveria Melaco (fairly sure that's it) that was etiolated until I put it under a grow light in June. It's grown beautifully but I decided to behead it since it was starting to look a little tree-like. I cut it and took a look at the stem and I see some brown in it. The plant itself shows no signs of rot, at least that I can tell. The stem is firm, leaves are firm, the stem is green except the very top which is pale, almost white. It has been in gritty mix (bonsai jack) since June and I water this particular plant about every 5ish days. So any thoughts? Is this rot or is it normal?

Bottom of plant:

Top of plant:

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