Citronella plant dies

The biggest risk in ordering plants online is that they are fairly expensive, compared to plants purchased offline and they may die fairly quickly. The citronella or odomos plant which was ordered online was delivered and had a very strong odour which would repel mosquitoes, However the plant never really flourished in goa weather, and despite watering it regularly, the plant shrivelled up and dried.
The green leaves of the plant turned brown gradually and soon the entire plant had shrivelled up and died
The dried leaves of the citronella plant were also having a strong smell, however now there will be no leaves from the plant till next monsoon at least . The plant died in less than 45 days.